UPDATE (Yikes!): Gaslighting of shadow-banning, hacking.

[[UPDATE: So I put up this post a few days ago and didn’t have the bandwidth even to check the stats. I just did, Wednesday night. Wow. Whoever was messing around on Microsoft Azure up and ran just as soon as I had put up this post. Yikes! If I understand the dynamics, that’s not just going dark, that’s running. Or, it’s having been put down by the good-guy hackers. Great. Thank you. Chapeau!]]

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So, this blog gets occasional world-class hackers who come to take a peak at what’s going on behind the scenes here, which is all the same as what anyone has ever seen in what’s published, except for whatever hacking messages are left behind deep in code, if that’s the case. I dunno. I’m no hacker. And I can’t imagine why. I’m guessing no harm done, and maybe it’s even helpful. Hackers can do good things, really good. It’s just what hackers do. The ultimate thankless job. Whatever.

Then there are the shadow-banners, who disrupt the sending out of updates for blog-reading algorithms and who decimate the viability of email notifications, like 99%. My actual readership is pretty much just a few good souls. But lots of people think I haven’t posted in many months. But, as I often say, I’m writing primarily so as to assist myself in dealing with the remnants of what I’m guessing is something on the autism spectrum, whereby a keyboard helps me to think, get things in perspective. I need to concretize. I would do this writing even if there were no internet. So, as I say, whatever…

Then there are just weird things that leave a trail, say, using Microsoft Azure, which enables the user to fake a location and have fake IP addresses. First it was out of Chicago, now it’s out of Des Moines. Thus:

That’s all day, all night, for say three months each time. I think this is perhaps the fifth time in as many years. Whatever. Maybe it’s someone with a terminal illness and they just really, really like my posts! Or someone is physically printing out hard-copy the entire blog. Or maybe someone thinks they are nice in buying me fake “hits”. Hint: don’t be nice. That hurts the algorithms. And maybe that’s the point. But, again, as I say… whatever…

Strange though, that a post I’ve been working on ferociously for a week was disappeared. I’ve saved that offline, putting it back. That’s a hassle. But, again, as I say… whatever

And that’s all I’m gonna think about it, refusing to give this kind of nonsense any more real-estate in my brain. I don’t have the bandwidth in my brain for pretty much anything, much less this kind of drama. So, as I say… whatever…

But to any good hackers – Hey! – Here’s a thank you to you. Chapeau!

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5 responses to “UPDATE (Yikes!): Gaslighting of shadow-banning, hacking.

  1. sanfelipe007

    There was a comedian (I have forgotten who) that had a gag about the message inscribed on a transparent shield that served to separate passenger and driver (taxi or police car) which read; “this partition is for your protection!”
    Yeah, uh-huh.

  2. Mary Jean Diemer

    Since I switched to gmail from yahoo,I now get all your posts

    • Father George David Byers

      That’s interesting. Wow.

    • Father George David Byers

      But that doesn’t work for Fr Gordon

      • Mary Jean Diemer

        I can’t tell you how many times I kept going in with the Yahoo to reconnect. Got knocked out every time from your posts. I had a gmail account so I figured what have I got to lose…and it worked. Poor Fr. Gordon has so much against him and still he serves. Thank you for what you do. God’s chain of command to spread HIs Word!

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