@da Ironically, according to the article, Gizmodo's AWSed as well - we just can't see because they use a CDN.

@octet33 Most of the services you're having trouble with is probably using AWS Cloudfront CDN.

@da Meh... still counts.

Speaking of CDNs, a quick startpage search suggests that Hulu is AWSed as well...

I'm beginning to think the only effective separation from AWS is an airgapping of my computer from its WiFi chip.

@octet33 Here is an idea: hust throttle AWS sites? That way you'll learn to avoid those services over time because they'll be slow. Plus your browser and apps will submit performance data to the apps and site you use that suggest they should be using another CDN provider.

@da I'm blocking AWS rather than throttling, because it's really simple to block IP's.

And either way this will only work for the CDN. Like I said, Hulu works fine - it took a startpage search to figure out that they're AWSed.

@da I'll consider it. I mostly block amazon rn because of the strike.

@octet33 Could you please check if ctrl.blog works for you? It's my own site. I don't actually know too much about the infrastructure of my CDN provider, though. I've tried staying away from Cloudflare, AWS, and the big guys because more competition and diversity is good for the web. Many just resell the big guys though, so hard to tell. If that doesn't work, then the P2P version on dat://ctrl.blog should still work.

@da It still connects. But, as I'm finding out, that's not conclusive.

My own servers are Linodes. I didn't want to be any more involved in AWS than necessary either.

@octet33 Don't Linode use Cloudflare for some of their stuff? Like their own website is Cloudflare, and the DNS service "they offer" is actually Cloudflare. (I may be confusing Linode with another provider here.) Not using your own infrastructure to host your own website really suggest you shouldn't use their services.

@da I mean, do you know any better hosting providers?

Also, once I get my own place, I will definitely set up my own servers in some corner.

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