Pardon my dust…Mar 2nd, 2009 | By Leonard Legends & Legacies | Category: News
If you stopped by here on Thursday or Friday of last week, you might’ve seen a seizure-inducing splash screen that read “Hacked by Star08.” So, guess what I was doing all weekend?Yeah, one of the hazards of running your own blog and genealogy database is the occasional intergalactic battle with mindless “bots” (short for robots). That’s what happened last week. A relatively harmless, yet amazingly annoying bot kept bypassing my defenses.
So instead of publishing some witty and highly insightful post, I re-built my back end. Shuddup.
I upgraded the database software and noticed they’ve stolen my “Most Wanted” idea and built it right into the software. So. if you wanna sneak on over to this page, you’ll see there’s now space for Elusive People and Mystery Photographs… so send me your nominations. (It’s a different design over there, I’ll be working on that, too. Click the Home button to get back to this page.)
I think there’s some other new stuff over there, but I haven’t had time to investigate. And speaking of new stuff, I have every intention of adding a Resources page to include as many online data sources as I can drum up. Stuff like the Beers and Crumrine histories, Greene County History, etc. etc. So send me any links you think I should include. (Leave them in the Comments, if you would.)
In the meantime, keep and eye out for alien bots and… pardon my dust.
(Postscript… The story behind the photograph is that it comes from my family’s stash in southwest Iowa. It’s a road crew. Taken in approximately 1905, it shows some of my kin and their neighbors working off the local “road tax.” That’s what they did in those days… supply the muscle and horsepower to clear & grade the county roads… in lieu of paying cash for their taxes.)