Being a Webmaster Sucks: A L&L Status Update

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday here at Lawyers & Liquor, or maybe a website telling you you won a free iPhone. I’m aware, somewhere on the site there’s a bit of something that’s redirecting people to scam sites.  So, here’s what I’m doing about it:

Tonight I’m backing up the whole goddamn site, nuking the fucking thing, then spending hours reinstalling it and bringing it back online.  Hopefully that will resolve the issue once and for all.  It’s an extreme step, but I’ve done everything else and keep getting messages about how this shit is still happening to phone and mobile users.

Because I’m doing this, I will not be doing a post today.  I’ll post tomorrow regarding the importance of client control, then on Friday for Fetish Friday.  Both of those are ready to go, but I’m not going to keep sending folks who want to read them on a merry internet goose chase anymore.

Remember, guys, outside of the Patreon and Ko-Fi links, L&L is an endeavor of love for me.  I don’t sell advertising, I don’t collect information, and I pay a hell of a lot for the website and server space already.  There’s no cash here to hire someone to monitor it, and I don’t really sell a product.  Without monetizing the site, there’s simply no money to pay for dedicated services to stop this shit from happening, and I’m not a fan of monetizing the site.

Hopefully, all goes well.  Just in case, though, I’m spending part of today backing up all of our past posts so I can restore the archive if something goes terribly, terribly wrong tonight.

Hopefully the site will be back in the morning without any issues.

-BB

Introducing the Habeas Porpoise, your aquatic attorney.

[Note:  So, I finally have a contributor.  The Habeas Porpoise, in-house counsel in America, has volunteered to submit some articles to the Lawyers & Liquor.  I’ll get more information up about him at a later date, but right now I felt it might be a good idea to let him introduce himself.  -BB]

Hi, I’m Habeas Porpoise and I’m a corporate porpoise.  Let’s not get into how Habeas makes little sense in the context of corporate law, much less in-house counsel.  The point it, it works and I wish I could change my name without seriously jeopardizing my legal career.

OK, so on the real, substantive law discussion—

Hold on, can we just acknowledge that we are living in the age of “alternative facts” and cheeto-dusted executive orders claiming the entire population of India as attendees to a coronation inauguration?

And we’re back.  I’m a little schizophrenic when it comes to what captures my attention, and even moreso in what I choose to write about.  You should get used to this at the outset.  Boozy made the serious mistake of allowing me a public space to carry on and I intend to make him regret that daily.  You may find me here discussing some of the finer points of corporate counseling (Upjohn warnings, CALEA nonsense, etc.), the frustrating aspects (Shhh, don’t tell Legal!) or just the random happenings in the legal or political arenas.  You can also catch me on Twitter, though I don’t really grasp its importance (if any) at @Habeas_Tortoise (I was he before he was me).

I don’t have a planned frequency or anything but I expect you jerks to Facechat share, retoot, and print and post my articles around your workplaces so Boozy doesn’t realize he’s hitched his wagon to a beflippered chucklehead drunk on Contributor revenue.