How To Solve A Problem Like Maria?

It's quite an odd name for a DDOS, however, I'll allow it. I've been hit a few times, however, I never realized that whenever my servers failed to show up to work, with the 502 & 504 errors, that I was under attack. Whomever it is, obviously has something to prove, about what and to whom, I have no idea. He, or she, is quite the little idiot though, since I don't care if anyone else, do see or read my content, since they're only for my benefit anyhow and I can still access most of them with or without him or her, bogging down Nginx. The fact that other people took note of my efforts, was just a bonus point.

The first point of attack, occurred to my Streams server, which I hardly found any use for anyway, but before I tore it apart, I did back it and the database up, just in case I ever had the need to set it up again. I always thought, that the Hubzilla and Streams project, were wholesome projects, until I started getting to know the elitist scum, that favored using them and developing for it. I used to actually like those clowns, until many of them took offense, because my domain name, initially, was Fuck them, if they couldn't take a joke. I had planned on a more respectable domain name, however, after the reception I got from them and from others, I doubled down and renewed it, to I wouldn't be surprised if all my DDOS attacks, were coming from that part of town. No worries, whereas other people are prevented from viewing my content, I can, which was the point and furthermore, I am still shit posting on other instances, at will. So, I'm not sure what their plan is.

I do love learning new things, especially in regard to how we use computers, including, computer networks and these attacks on my servers, have me thinking that, this is a good opportunity, to learn how things are done. Therefore, I see this as a learning opportunity and I don't plan on surrendering anytime soon. I must say, that our little script kiddie and his/her pals, have been winning all the rounds thus far, but I think there is much I can learn, to set things aright and perhaps, even hand out a few cold dishes in return. These are strange times and one never can be too complacent. I oftentimes wonder, what does, indeed, motivate some people and why they act in the manners which they do. Indeed, all one can do is speculate on the matter. The fact of the matter is, there doesn't seem to be any quick fixes, if any, to combat DDOS attacks currently, so I guess that I'll just have to rely on some lucky bolts of lightning and perhaps a few more acts of god, before things start going in my favor. I do have my Gemini server, however, I'm waiting to see if the shit bird, script kiddies, eventually throw wrenches there as well. We'll just have to see what happens.

Anyway, for now, I think I'll get some sleep. I've been battling the bots in vain and it seems that they'll be winning the battles for now, until I learn the landscape. I won't be backing down just because there are people out there, who think that they can shutdown views, opinions, speech and thoughts, which they find offensive. I've not, at any point growing up, ever succumb to bullies and I'm no stranger to adversity. All that will happen is that, I'll continue to get smarter, stronger, tougher and in my book, that's a good thing. Because, in the end, a man is not much, if he doesn't keep on, improving himself and never stop learning lessons. So for that, I am grateful.