Look at this face…
This is a good Italian boy. He loves is mom. Eats lots of spaghetti. Probably is a secret Pavarotti fan.
We all know him as Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer. Without his encouragement, many blogs – this one included – would have never gotten off the ground. Many woodworkers wouldn’t have taken the plunge. And, many strombolis wouldn’t have been eaten.. but that’s another story.
If you have visited his site this week – or perhaps tried to visit his site this week – you may have not been able to get through. No, he did remember to pay his server bill. Instead, he was the victim of a Denial of Service attack. Basically, some troublemaker out there figured out a way to get computers from around the world to make millions of demands on the server his site is being hosted on. Because the flood came in, we weren’t able to get there. Total gridlock. Total bummer.
Even worse, his service provider is offering very little in the way of help to get Marc out of trouble. He’s managed to get things sort of back and running with some bubble gum, spit and bailing wire, but he’s going to eventually have to find a new home – one that will offer more assistance when it comes to keeping the bad guys at bay.
Right now, he’s also on the hook for the charges that have been incurred since this little attack has started. Marc has asked for our help, so if you have been on the fence for joining the Wood Whisperer’s guild, or you need a snazzy new t-shirt, why not stop by and give Marc a hollar. Remember, the majority of the stuff he has done is free of charge for anyone to read. I’m sure he’d appreciate your support!