Linode, the company that provides the server I use for my sites has been under constant DoS (Denial-of-Service) attacks for days. Right at this moment, I can access my site and the Linode manager, but the London servers are supposedly all down. Tomorrow, the Dallas servers may get hit, again.
We haven’t heard why there’s such a persistent attack against Linode. The company maintains status updates, but isn’t providing any details.
I’m not leaving Linode. That would be like giving assholes a win. However, access to my sites may be erratic for a bit.
In other news…we didn’t get flooded because of the Missouri rains, though we did lose access to our plumbing capability for a few days. Our back yard was a wet and soggy mess, and our personal river and waterfall, River des Powers, was flowing freely. We were very lucky compared to many surrounding areas, where homes were flooded and freeways and roads shut down. House Member’s co-workers had commutes that hit 3 hours, one-way, last night.
Right now plumbing works, ground is dry, floods are receding, and I can write to my site again. Not a bad way to end 2015.
Happy New Year!