What Happened?

July 24, 2007 — 6 Comments

Many of you may have noticed something quite peculiar going on here — the site was down for a couple of days, quite tragic since I found out that my blog was linked by Chuck Norris. So, welcome to any of you readers who have come from that source. Scroll to the bottom of the page and keep clicking “next page” to check out some of the past articles here on the site.

Back to the down time. I found out today that my site had been hacked — not surprising for an agent, but bad nonetheless. Yet what was overwhelmingly odd, or perhaps ironic, was the fact that it was a Russian spam source that committed this crime (I had been wondering about the overwhelming amount of spam coming into the site). Yet this foe has been defeated (we have conquered!) and Agent Tim Online is back up and running (and hopefully writing much more). So, just in case you wondered what happened, that’s the lowdown.

I guess this whole situation once again brings up loving my enemies.

Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a 22-year-old writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

6 responses to What Happened?

  1. Glad to hear that the spammers were defeated, Tim. Welcome back! =D

  2. Tim, That is pretty cool getting plugged by Walker, Texas Ranger!

  3. I’m glad as well (on both accounts). It’s pretty cool — and I have to say, very funny at the same time. Such irony.

  4. Hey Tim!

    I was wondering why ATO wouldn’t load, but figured it was a computer problem. (I’ve had those before :P) I’m very glad you made it back though! Congrats on being in the Chuck Norris article! *thought that was cool* :)

    Kp

  5. Hey Tim, sorry about getting hacked. That happened to my site about 6 months ago, though it was the entire server and not just someone targeting my site.

    Anyway, keep blogging.

  6. Congratulations, you have been awarded the Blogging with a Purpose award! Please go to http://www.bloggingwithapurpose.com to see your nomination entry.

    Blogging with a Purpose Staff

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