MATRIXSYNTH: MATRIXSYNTH Should be 100% Back Online

Sunday, May 30, 2021

MATRIXSYNTH Should be 100% Back Online

Update: maybe not 100% after all. It looks like https is not working yet.

Update2: https is back. All should be good now.

In case you were wondering what happened to the site, the ISP that hosts the domain name suffered a DDoS attack.

When I noticed the site was down, I reset Blogger to host the site back on and sent a notificantion out on Twitter and Facebook (and The MATRIXSYNTH Lounge).

Key takeaway as a reader of the site: bookmark, and check-in on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates.

It's worth noting site outages have been few and far between.

After this outage though, I am considering going back to the domain. I can just set to redirect to it and when I'm long gone, the site will remain available. One of the reasons I chose Blogger as a platform is because it should live on long after I'm gone, ensuring the site and all the captured history lives on.

Update3: One thing to consider: if the domain were to ever expire, links using it within posts would need to be swapped with in order to work. I wish there was a way to purchase domain names permanently...


  1. Thanks mate!

    Anyway, heres to all the other stuff being a LONG way off!

  2. Good thing it wasn't a total disaster. However, I have been thrown off of both Twitter and Facebook for being rude to Republicans and religious fanatics, so... there's that.

  3. You might consider shopping around for a successor. Matrixsynth could be kept going for generations. The music magazines go on (profit willing) regardless of change of staff, along with their web sites, so why shouldn't independent web sites?



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