Saturday, July 18, 2009

My blog was hacked by a dumb blonde

today i'd like to introduce you all to ace, my second guest blogger of the week. go check her out at If You Think Round Is Funny. because i guarantee it, if you think round is funny, you'll think she's hillarious!


I've been saying for years that I really think I was meant to be a blonde. I tried last summer. See? I quite liked it and felt it suited my personality much better but Superman doesn't really get into blondes, so I finally gave up. But I have the blonde story of all blonde stories for you.

I was messing around on here while Superman was on his way home from work a while back. I had noticed on my site meter that I had one visitor that had stopped by several times one day, staying for a few hours at a time. There were multiple page views and it looked like they had been trying to view my drafted and scheduled posts. I freaked out thinking someone was trying to hack my blog. I had Superman look at it when he got home, he's smart like that. After looking around, he thought the same thing. He sat with the computer for at least an hour checking things out. We proceeded to change my passwords to something even I'll never remember.

Towards the end of the hour, Superman had me go to my blog on the other computer. Suddenly the problems were evident.

The IP address, the display size, the version of Firefox, the operating system...

I was the hacker.

You see, site meter spazzed on me and quit counting. I couldn't get it fixed and had to completely start it all over again. I swear to you that I blocked views from my own IP address. If I wouldn't have I'd have over a million visitors by now because of how obsessed I am with refreshing to see if anyone came by.

My thousands of refreshes that day never once changed my visitor number, leaving me completely surprised when Superman discovered that I was hacking myself and that site meter was no longer blocking my own IP.

It's fixed now. I feel like a complete moron.

**No offense to blondes was meant in the writing of this post. I totally wish I could go blonde without going orange**


Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

You might call that a dumb blonde moment - but I'm amazed with all your fancy sitemeter knowledge! I am soooo not good with understanding my blog stats!

Alicia said...

Yup, I agree with Mary...that site meter stuff throws me for a loop. I have it but I dont understand it!

Aunt of 14 said...

*snort* This makes me laugh every time I read it, hehehehehe Gotta love that Ace. I know I do! :)

Ashley said...

Haha, I'm a more recent Ace reader so I never read this story when it was originally posted - love it! That is so awesome and so something I would do (and then my husband would tease me about it forever)!

Heather said...

so hilarious! thanks for a laugh, ace! :)