You probably noticed the highly annoying Cloudflare message that says its checking your browser or introduces a fun captcha when you’re trying to access the site.

Yeah, I know, please stop sending me emails asking what it is or why. I do not have enough time to answer you individually and I don’t like it either. It makes writing posts extremely difficult on my end.

Short answer- we’re getting hammered by DDOS attacks daily. Wanna know by who? Well, there’s a few. Some overseas, some domestic. Some linked, some not. I did some digging on the current one that took us offline for a few hours this morning and this is what came back:

"ip":
13.65.168.104

"country_name":
United States

"state_prov":
Texas

"city":
San Antonio

"latitude":
29.42458

"longitude":
-98.49461

"time_zone":
America/Chicago

"isp":
Microsoft Corporation

"currency":
US Dollar

"ip":
52.167.169.102

"country_name":
United States

"state_prov":
Virginia

"city":
Boydton

"latitude":
36.66744

"longitude":
-78.38840

"time_zone":
America/New_York

"isp":
Microsoft Corporation

"currency":
US Dollar

"ip":
51.11.246.188

"country_name":
France

"state_prov":
Ile-de-France

"city":
Paris

"latitude":
48.85718

"longitude":
2.34141

"time_zone":
Europe/Paris

"isp":
Microsoft Corporation

"currency":
Euro

I wonder why Microsoft would want us shut down? Probably has nothing to do with us, our message, or our audience. We’re catching a little more than just flak, so I think we’re racetracking around the target(s). And we have no plans on stopping.

You should be using Linux anyway.

A little commie propaganda music, shoved right back at ya, Bill.

No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now.

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