you're god damn right i'm mad enough to flood your timeline about cloudflare over a 15 minute outage, i am very tired of the many ways that capitalism has hijacked a communications network that stands as one of the most impressive technological human accomplishments and fucking ruined it for profit
the internet is the most important place in the world to me, it served as the only constant i had as a kid, it's literally what i spent a lifetime studying to understand and work on, and having it inexplicably go down on a global scale for a really fucking stupid reason sends me into a very specific kind of angry pissbaby rage
@toast toast "ahead of the not using cloudflare services curve" cafe
@toast your real name is Toast Cafe i will not be taking further questions
@bclindner 🍬 From my equine understanding of human communication infrastructure, the reason Cloudflare exists is that there is so much malicious traffic that websites sign up for their protection racket as a default. End the capacity for DoS by both activists and script kiddies, and Cloudflare's core business goes away. 🍬
1995: "The internet sees censorship as damage, and routes around it."
2020: "One shitty company had a bad day, now nothing on the internet works."
@bclindner I'm glad I didn't even notice. Mastodon, IRC, xmpp, own email.. no interruption
@bclindner fuck cloudflare
@bclindner Thank you. You put to words what I have been feeling for quite some time, even before the Cloudflare outage.
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