Just a brief note to say that buttonpusher.tv is back up and running.
We got hit with a “base64 hack“. It infected every single PHP file on the server that hosts buttonpusher.tv. So its been a pain to get everything re-installed. The only back up I had was from just after the infection hit on March 15. It did give me a chance to clear out a bunch of old theme and plugin files, but what a hassle.
The site is back online and it looks like I didn’t lose anything important. I did discover that my favorite theme – K2 is now only sporadically updated, so I may be in the market for a new WordPress theme later this spring.
Mostly just posting this to see if everything is back in working order. Thanks.
This is a pretty good list – I could add some more, but these cover most of the basics. Good job.
I’m a big fan of pie – apple, pumpkin, lemon -but that’s not what I’m talking about here. More about PIE in a moment A link came across my reader today that I completely agree with.Â MICHELLE GOODMANÂ wrote and article for the NYTimes earlier this month about when to consider working for free.
I have had a few conversations recently about when to consider doing work for credit, or “Payment In Exposure”, as she calls it – that’s where PIE comes in. She describes the problems with payment of exposure, or “it’ll be a great resume/reel/portfolio item for you.” I concur 100% with her final paragraph:
It doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re a dog walker, a Web designer or a tax preparer. When you agree to work free, you reinforce peopleâ€™s misguided ideas that the self-employed are independently wealthy hobbyists. Donâ€™t degrade your profession by letting a cheap client take advantage of you.
Whenever I speak with someone about the concept of work without financial compensation I usually start or end with, “Working for free basically shows the world that you are willing to whore yourself out for nothing. It shows people that you have such a little understanding of what your skills are worth or how little you value your own worth.” I always tell them to use caution and to never work with someone for free more than once. More than once never ends well.
I also agree with the idea of creating a contract, even when doing free work.
UPDATE: If you need some more ideas/ammo about how to avoid Spec work, go to no-spec.com
When to Work for Nothing – Shifting Careers Blog – NYTimes.com.
This was an actual call made to one of our producers from one of our editors. It was just too funny not to share with the world.
These things fail, I understand that. It’s just the timing of that failure almost never works in your favor.
This morning one of these failed on my 46TB SAN. I have now discovered two things: 1) A $100 part that fails can be just as devastating as a $100,000 part failing. 2) I need more redundancy and spares (especially more of these SFP’s!).
I was able to find a temporary spare that will allow us to continue working until the warranty replacement arrives, but if I didn’t have that one extra SFP to swap with the bad one, we would have had to take 10 edit suites down until FedEx arrived tomorrow morning. Gulp.
…shaking it off like a cartoon character after getting bonked in the head…YiYiYiYiYi…sigh