Saturday News Roundup #67
In the News
- The Anchormen were involved in a rollover van crash yesterday, caused by a tire blowout. Members were taken to a hospital for observation as a precaution, but there appeared to be no injuries. (Hat Tips: SL, LP, JfK, and Singing News.)
- Southern Sound, which has long been run by lead singer Ben Harris, now has a father/son duo handling baritone and bass. Rick Fair, known for stints with the Palmetto State Quartet, the Blackwood Quartet, and others is singing bass, and his son David has just joined to sing baritone.
A note to my blogging colleagues who use WordPress
Over the last two weeks, there has been a major spike in attempts by foreign spambots to hack the admin areas of a number of WordPress sites under my purview. I have been alerted to this by the “Limit Login Attempts” plugin. Not only does it block an IP address after submitting the wrong password for a customizable number of times (default 4, but can be 10 or more)—it also sends you an email when an IP is locked out!
It’s worth the five minutes to install and customize this plugin. It’s free, and does what it does so well that I haven’t noticed any competitors. It could save your blog.