Going into archive mode!

Dear all,

Amazingly, I think it’s still possible to buy all the parts to build a Handy Board. That’s pretty cool.

I’m taking this site off of WordPress. When it comes back, it will be a static collection of HTML pages, so… archive mode.

Please get in touch with me if you’re still using your Handy Board! I’d love to hear from you.

Fred Martin, May 14, 2020


Handy Board site restored!

I was running an old version of WordPress, and my site was hacked. I was able to restore it. The solution involved:

  • I downloaded a clean version of WP (matching the last version I was running) and used that as the basis for the restore.
  • All the stuff in wp-content needed to be copied over.
  • There is an .htaccess file in the root directory that’s critical.

After bringing it back online, I updated a bunch of links, and then upgraded WP to the current version.

The new version auto-updates now. So that should help with attacks.

Finally, I disabled comments, presumably another vector.

If you still use the site, drop me an email. I’m at fredm@alum.mit.edu.