This website is being heavily targeted.
Some of you will have noticed that for the past few months the performance of this site has been poor – very slow image downloads and sometimes the website is unavailable. Mitigation techniques to combat the incessant DDoS attacks had an impact on performance. However, this will be much improved now, as some changes were implemented – the website should be working well now. The fastest it has been, I believe.
But I doubt the targeting will stop at any point, so it may go down again at some point – it may not be DDoS attacks next time – but some other type of takedown / blocking. If it does go down, we will endeavour to get it back up again, but we don’t know how long that will take. Could be a day, a few days, a week or two, or it could be longer.
Update to the Update – 3rd July 2023: That speed did not last long – about a week. The changes were curtailed by the people targeting this website. Image downloading from this site is really slow again. Hopefully a solution is found. The attacks are relentless. Full articles can be viewed, but you might have to wait a while for all the images to download on the image-heavy articles. Just scroll to the bottom of the image-heavy article and wait – they will load. And then refresh the page once or twice to see all the gallery thumbnails.
Update to the Update’s Update – 20th July 2023: Things are okay with the site, for the moment… Speeds have been just fine the last week or so. Let’s see how long that lasts.
I have created a Gab account, it gives you another way of contacting me. Hopefully I can stay in contact with readers and update people from there. If you do not have an account, it is incredibly easy to create one.
I will very likely start posting on Gab – excerpts and images from my articles, as well as new information when it comes up. I do not know much about Gab. I quite literally just created an account, and there is nothing on it yet:
I have not posted content on any social media since I was chucked off nearly all of them in 2016 and 2017 – and I just focused on creating content for my website after that. If anyone has any tips on using Gab, that would be great.
At some point, I will also let people know (on Gab, as well as on my website if it is still up) where they can find PDFs of my articles – many of the articles will probably be better suited to being presented in PDFs, seeing as how long some of them are 🙂