It's gotten very quiet in here, it seems like the party is finally drawn to a close, and it's time to turn out the lights.
I created Scylla back in 2001 as a way to keep track of all those terrible and funny links that we used to send each other via IM. These days, we have much better tools to do that sort of thing, like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and such a site really isn't necessary any more. Scylla, as she is right now, has become obsolete.
Unfortunately, you can't just keep a piece of server code like Drupal just running indefinitely. There's exploits that need to be patched, bogus users that need to be culled, and the occasional imperative update to meet some new necessary change in the server architecture. Although it's not a ton of work, there's some, and doing that work for nothing has all the charm of taking empty garbage bags to the curb in the cold.
So, next week I'll be pulling this site down. I *might* put up an archive, but I'm not certain how that might work (or even if after a few months anyone would care). It's been fun, and thank you all for 12 years and 310 articles of dwelling on the worst parts of the internet with me.
You know how hackers in Hollywood movies have nonsensical magic powers that let them do crazy stuff, like make computers blow up, or type madly for a few minutes and make a program appear, or take control of an airplane's computers from their seat and fly it from there? Well, it turns out that last one is possible after all. Safe flying, everyone.