Aug 15th, 2008
Tom Watson’s “labor of love,” the New Critics blog, had been hacked and he had to bring it down.
I had just returned from my honeymoon and my home office had been in disarray for months. Helping Tom promised to be more fun than doing my taxes. It was. I like New Critics and regret that I haven’t had any time in this busy year to contribute.
Tom had built New Critics on an older version of WordPress and needed to upgrade to prevent another hack. He wasn’t happy with his current hosting arrangement either and wanted to move the site to a hosting company with more services and better support.