Apparently I have attracted the attention of some folks who routinely do this to revisionist sites. Some charming individuals conducted what’s called a “denial of service attack,” which is engineered to slow a website to a crawl. Some well-meaning friends have attempted to alert me to the identities of the perpetrators, but the truth is, […]
There’s an old tale, popularized by W. Somerset Maugham, but with roots in ancient times, called the “Appointment in Samarra.” I’ll summarize it. A wealthy dude sends his best servant to the marketplace to buy groceries. While picking out vegetables, the servant turns around to see the Grim Reaper.