Captain Sawyer: [Looking at his hands after being released from a straitjacket] I never thought I’d see these again

Hornblower Retribution 2001

Today I gave a call to GoDaddy and after a week of contradictory messages, conflicting statements and customer service where it was not clear who was the paying customer and who was providing the service I was finally informed that my suspension was over and my web site was back up.

Much to my shock true to their word within a few minutes I was able to see the last post that made it up exactly a week ago today but in a final twist of the knife these actions delayed me long enough so I was unable to join my son, his girl and my wife for a Valentine’s breakfast at Parker’s Marple barn in NH (Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the required fasting overrides the secular version of Valentine’s day.

I’m not going to recount the whole story here, but suffice to say that if you go into my archives you will notice that all the graphics from all my posts from 2011-2014 are gone along with a fair amount of graphics from 2017 as well. It’s going to take some effort to restore these without risking a return to exile.

The thing that really pissed me off were the attempts to up sell me as a solution to exile. My ancestry is Sicilian, I know a protection racket when I see one.

My short term plan is to strip the site to bare bones and migrate it to a smaller hosting company where I can talk to the boss who will speak to me as a customer rather than crippling my business and then telling me how high to jump if I want it back or as the congress once said at the time of the Barbary Pirates: “Millions for defense, not one cent for tribute.”

I don’t have millions and the extra money I will be spending to get myself moved, in addition to the increased monthly costs will not be pleasant, but the knowledge that this will not happen again combined with the fact that none of those additional funds will end up in GoDaddy’s Hands will more than make up for things.

Meanwhile I’d like to thank my Magnificent Seven writers who posted at the backup site, for those of you who don’t know we kept plugging right along over there. Here are the posts in case you missed them:

Report from Louisiana: Are Indie Booksellers Coming Back? by Pat Austin

Let’s try that German Leftist who “evolved” on Refugees again by DaTechGuy


Pritzker falling in Illinois Dem guv race by John Ruberry

The Media Left Loves Dictators…If they Hate Trump by Datechguy


CIA, NSA to FBI: We May Be Younger, But We Have Outlived Our Usefulness Too by Baldilocks

Who doesn’t like a military parade? by NG36B/RH

Newsweek vs DaTechGuy Blog by DaTechGuy


Nancy {hearts} Antonio by Fausta

Congress faster than GoDaddy by DaTechGuy


A Reminder to Dems Angry on DACA or Thank you Nancy May I have Another? by DaTechGuy


24 Hours to lose a narrative by DaTechGuy


Back to the old blog as GoDaddy Suspends me by DaTechGuy

I didn’t move everyone over to the old site as I didn’t expect to be down as long as I was but bottom line we are back and we intend to stay back

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