The Blog section is pretty self-explanatory. It is the area of the website that hosts more informal content, mainly covering topics relating personally to me. Basically, opinionated content and updates to happening in my life.
Over the last few weeks, I was chatting with other people on the Frantech matrix server about a dodgy anti-DDOS provider named; Bytefend. Strangely, the people on that matrix server who were about the dodgy goings on with Bytefend, including DDOS attacks against Frantech and others and their hosting of Doxbin, would become victims of a newsletter bombing campaign. Yes, many websites spread the misinformation that newsletter bombing is only used to hide online fraud.
Online, you will see many pro-environmental people who also enjoy Starbucks coffee. Those people will talk about how everyone needs to give up luxuries to save the planet. The biggest stereotype is that Starbucks customers love Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. A “coffee” drink that costs £4.25. A drink costing the equivalent of nearly 30 minutes of work at the UK “Living Wage” of £8.91 an hour. Such an expensive drink is a luxury.
The environment and how to reduce the effects of co2 is a hot-button topic. Some people believe that global warming is fake while the people who believe in it, take it to the other extreme. They will argue that we need “De-growth” and to setback living standards by fifty-years. The majority believe correctly that climate change is real. The difference is that they are looking to make many minor changes to reduce their carbon foot-print by a sizeable amount.
On the Internet, there are a small group of people who post content on Autism-related message boards that promotes the idea that people who are diagnosed with one of the Autism Spectrum conditions are superior to “neurotypicals”. This is obviously laughable as no matter what specific condition within the Autism Spectrum someone is diagnosed with, they by definition have a disability. Though, the people posting pro-Autism Supremacy content on forums like Wrongplanet are mostly on the very high functioning end of the spectrum.
alt=“max-width:90%; alt=”" style=“max-width:90%; float:none;"> Around a month ago, I received an email from someone claiming to be the “Official Illuminati” claiming to offer an opportunity to become a member of the Illuminati. To further sweeten the deal, the person also mentioned within the email that being a member of the Illuminati comes with a monthly salary of $500,000. The email asked that I contact the “Illuminati Brotherhood " over WhatsApp but as I did not feel like talking to scammers over the phone I just replied to the email that I don’t have WhatsApp.
Whenever you are surfing a tech-related forum or the cringey and hypocritical SubReddit /r/technology/, you will probably not miss the threads complaining about websites having tracking adverts or just ads in general, all while ignoring the real reason these ads are needed in order for most websites to operate. As such, we will be going over why most websites need adverts to survive and why the current ideas for alternatives will not fix the problems but will create more issues for websites that are even worse in the long run.
For the past couple of weeks I have been unwell, with loads of headaches and tons of coughing up of mucus, but as I have started to get better I have come to revalue my network of websites. For worldofmatthew.com, I have noticed as my “main” website it should be a showcase of the best of my ability but at the moment this website is a messy random blog. This is unacceptable that a website that is over four years old should be in such a mess, as such I will be recreating it with a proper layout and content that I am proud to have written.