Edhat is Back!
Dear Friends and Subscribers,
We’re back! Welcome to the all-new edhat site!
First of all, thank you for your patience, kind messages and unwavering support. We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) do any of this if it weren’t for you all.
As you might have heard, our old site got ransomed! It was like something from an episode of NCIS. Right after it happened to us, we started hearing about it in the news. Big and small companies in more than seventy countries were reporting occurrences of the malware. Some of the companies were paying the ransom, some weren’t. Experts were warning that paying didn’t necessarily guarantee the safe release of data. Nothing we were hearing made us feel any better.
We want to assure you that we saw no evidence of secure data being compromised – that’s not how ransomware works. They basically put a padlock on our data and asked for money to give us the key. But since Ed and Lauren and I do not take kindly to dirty rotten web terrorists, we thumbed our collective noses and decided to move on. We have put some precautions in place on the new site, and will be requiring everyone to update their username and password. We're currently migrating all our user accounts today, you will receive an email with login instructions for your former edhat account.
You may have been wondering where we’ve been for the last couple of weeks. Well, as you probably know (if you’ve ever spoken to any of the three of us, or even spoken to anybody who has spoken to any of us), we have been working on a new and improved edhat for a long time. And the good news is, the new site is almost ready! So, Ed made the decision to take life’s lemons and make lemonade. He can do that, because, well, he’s Ed.
Rather than messing around with the old site, we’re starting fresh! We would have liked a little more time, but we’ve been hearing from a lot of folks that they miss coming to edhat to find out what’s going around town, and frankly, we miss bringing you that information. So what you see before you is a work in progress. We are still migrating all of the content and archives. Unfortunately, we did lose some content in the transfer. But the bulk of edhat is still the same. All of the news, articles, and commenting functions are working, and we’ll be rolling out new features with user tips week by week, until the transition is complete. It’s going to be awesome! So stay tuned for all the great stuff that’s coming!
Again, thank you all so much for hanging in there with us. We love you, Santa Barbara!
Sue Foley, publisher
Lauren Bray, managing editor
Ed, the boss