Does anyone know what happened to Was it hacked?

It was my anonymous contact form provider for Anti-AOL and it’s gone and everything on the website is written in Polish and Google Translate can’t translate it (when I ask for an English-to-Polish translation I just get Polish-to-Polish). Here’s the text:


Informujemy, iz zasoby, do ktorych probuje sie Pan/Pani
dostac, sa chwilowo niedostepne.

Edit: Tried Translate again and it was not much better, but slightly more readable this time: it just says something like, “Welcome, the resources you requested are not available right now”, which still tells me nothing.

Can anyone explain (in English) what’s going on? I had emails stored on their servers and I’m very afraid they got hacked. I last logged in about (or perhaps “less than”) a week ago and everything was fine. Please?

Konrad will explain in comments…

Another one of those deletable posts turned public service announcement.

Perhaps owing to my advanced age (38), I pulled a muscle carrying about 15 bags of groceries last night so, since I can’t do much else, I’ve been playing around with possible new layouts for anti-aol. In a few minutes I’ll put up one I’m testing on my personal journal.

Never mind…I tested the new layout in IE, and…

…while it seems to work perfectly in IE7 and IE8, it breaks in IE6, which 10 percent of you are still using on my blog (today, that will equal over 50 people). IE6 came out in 2001, folks, so it’s time to upgrade to XP Service Pack III and install IE8 or, better yet, also install Firefox (please, please, please pick Firefox!) so I can finally install better layouts. How many more years am I supposed to wait so I don’t drive off at least 50 of you a day? IE8 will help you AOL software users have a smoother, better, and safer browsing experience until you can finally remove AOL, since your AOL software uses whatever version of IE is on your computer to display web pages. Please get cracking.

Complete History of AOL Layoffs, 1996-2010

Total AOL layoffs stand at about 18,765 people (see list below, fully updated), from a high of 20,000 to my estimate of 24,000 employed by AOL in its heyday.

This is my personal, fully updated list of AOL layoffs from 1996 to 2010. The chart I’ve included is an amalgam of three older charts: my last chart, which was built off of Owen Thomas’ in late 2007, and Alley Insider’s Nov., 2009 chart.

Mine are the only charts which count the pre-2001 layoffs and many layoffs that Owen didn’t check into, giving you a much more complete picture. This chart also corrects Alley Insider’s Nov., 2009 AOL layoff chart, which incorrectly predicted 2,200 layoffs for Dec. 2009.

My first chart (the one I made in 2007) also incorrectly counted a 2005 layoff as happening again in 2006, and counted one Dec. 2006 layoff as happening twice (I hate sloppy editing!), so I’ve fixed the chart and the list that follows it to correct those errors as well.

AOL Layoffs, 1996-2010 - click here for full-size chart

(Click chart or click here for full-size version)

Click here for the list of AOL layoffs from 1996-2010…

AOL layoffs, restructuring costs, and those loan repayments….oh my.

Since it’s unusually cold in my neck of the woods, and since I hate being cold, I’ve been staying inside with the heat up around 82 degrees and a copy of every public filing AOL made in the last three months in front of me. The more I read them, the more uncertain I become. I think what’s got me feeling most uncertain is Tim Armstrong’s math. Take the layoffs. Please. They save the company not $300 million in the first year, as advertised…try maybe $64 million. Here’s how…

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The “Commenting on my blog” FAQ.

I think commenting on a WordPress blog is easier and probably more routine for people than figuring out where and how to comment on a LiveJournal, so I’ll keep this short and sweet: name and email. I don’t care if you make the email address up. Or the name! If things ever get out of hand like they did on LJ a few times, which I doubt will happen, I may change how things work. Or I may not. Depends how entertained I am by whatever’s up – sometimes I think the comments, even if they’re getting slightly out of hand, are hilarious. And sometimes, well…I don’t. So, we’ll see…