Random Notes

Blocked in China

Screenshot from website showing codestats.net is not accessible from China

This morning I was contacted by a Code::Stats user from China in our Gitter channel, asking if the website was down. Of course I quickly checked and it was not. Turns out Code::Stats is now blocked by the Great Firewall of China, and so are my other sites, like this blog.

I don’t know how to feel about this. Notorious, maybe? I also don’t know what myself or others involved in Code::Stats have said or done to attract the ire of China. I don’t recall making public incendiary statements about them (though there are many that could easily be said). But the CCP works in mysterious ways, I guess.

I feel sorry for all the Chinese users of Code::Stats (I’ve spotted a few when looking at the analytics), but I’m not sure if there’s anything I can do about it. Here’s hoping it’s just a fluke and we’ll be unblocked.