31th of August, 2022
Writeups.org is leaving Cloudflare, for reasons that may be obvious. It is possible that the switch in CDN will have some impact on site performance in some locations, but I don’t think it will.
If we ever suffer from another large DDOS attack, we likely will have to temporarily use Cloudflare again. But such attacks have only happened once in nearly 25 years.
Also, I’ve worked on two writeups in a row where I realised late in the process that I couldn’t push the article onto the homepage. Say, because I have to order some comics to do fresh scans as I can’t make the current pictures look good enough.
So there’s a bit of publication delay because of that.
Older bits of news
15th of August, 2022
I’m taking another break in publication, like last month. During that span I’ll again chip at the backlog of stuff I was supposed to write during the past months.
I also need a bit of time to recover from a lenthy-ish heatwave, a weeks-long drought and some blood acidity stuff.
The previous break didn’t go as far as I had hoped, but it did gouge a visible dent in the backlog. So that’s encouraging.
13th of July, 2022
My backlog of articles-I-need-to-write-ASAP has grown too big.
So I’m suspending updates on the site for the next 10-to-15 days, to free up writing time. Exact length will chiefly depend on how severe the ongoing heatwave will be.
I’ll see how many articles I can get done during that span. Though as a disabled person in the middle of an unmanaged heat wave in the middle of an unmanaged inflation spurt in the middle of an unmanaged pandemic during a slow collapse of democracy, I’ll prolly not get as much done as I’d like.
14th of February, 2022
The site has been inaccessible for several hours of the day due to denial-of-service attacks.
Such random, no-reason-lol attacks are increasingly common, I’m told.
There might be further incidents in the next few days, so the Cloudflare protection interstitial page will stay up just in case during that span.
25th of December, 2021
Happy new year — if you’re on the Gregorian calendar, of course.
*And* if people wishing you a happy new years sparks more joy than annoyance.
As with every year, we are going to skip the updates that would normally take place over the end of December, and the beginning of January.
*This* year, we also largely skipped the around-the-20th-of-the-month updates for December. Due to the workload and stress around the Worg 2022+ project, though by now the worst of the stress seems behind us.