Quick PSA before we get to the actual update:
Over 700 people have subscribed to the Balloon Juice mailing list, but only about 450 of you have opened the previous messages, so as many as 250 of you are not seeing the messages, most likely because gmail (or other email programs) are moving these to “Promotions” – so you never see the updates in your inbox.
John sent out the update this evening at xx, so if you signed up and you are not seeing that message in your inbox, that is probably the reason.
If you tried looking through your folders via the left pane, found “Promotions” and tried dragging a message to your Inbox, the message *might* be copied to your Inbox/Primary tab, but you won’t get the “Would you like all messages from (username) be sent to your Inbox/Primary tab?”.
But, if you click on Inbox, you should have header tabs across the top. You should see Primary, Social, Promotions and Forums. Click the Promotions tab from there and drag the message from (username) to the Primary tab, and you *should* get the “Would you like all messages from (username) be sent to your Inbox/Primary tab?”
Some of these updates come from me and some come from John, so you may have to do that twice, once for each of us.
Okay, here’s today’s update.
I wish I had something positive or informative to add, but I in fact do not. I will let you know that sometime this afternoon I snapped and reached for the nuclear codes and have been going off on twitter all day. I doubt it will do anything, but I am officially ready to burn 365 Data Centers to the ground.
It starts here.
My website has been down for a week now because three of your data centers have been down since last Saturday. You claim there was a security breach, but there has been no reporting in the media of one. You claim you are working on a plan.
— John Cole (@Johngcole) May 22, 2022
At any rate, I am now starting to think that this was a ransomware attack and they are in the late stages of negotiation to get the data back. It’s the only thing that makes sense. The only way they could KNOW our data is still safe but still not be able to access it is if someone else hacked in, took control of their controls, and of course the data is safe because if they kill the baby they won’t get paid.
This is just speculation, but that is all I have. Other than that, no updates. I talked to the people at the help center and told them to stop lying to me, and they said they were going to pass this on to management, and I told them to start preparing for class action lawsuits. I also asked if Stephen Klenert is still their VP for customer solutions, and they confirmed that he is, so I told them I was thrilled to view his tiktok of him cleaning his patio yesterday.
I am ready for this place to burn down.
At any rate, I have no answers, am in a shite mood because this is twenty+ years of my life’s work and I have no control over what happens to it, and I can’t even eat my fucking feelings because I have no pasta or ice cream in the house.
Updated at 8:30 on Monday to add better instructions about “Promotions”. Thanks JWR.
And this tip from NotMax: As for Gmail, easy peasy (i.e., lazy) way to bypass hunting through individual categories is to click the “All Mail” option in the left-hand pane.
And check your spam folder.