Links and hot-linking to binaries is forbidden!

Broken Links due to hot-linking.

Hello! You have received this page instead of the binary because external web-sites and YouTube content creators attempting to link to files on my site while taking credit for hosting them.

Hot-link protection is now enabled. I didn’t want to do this. In a civilized society you would link to the blog containing my binary in an effort to give bloggers like us credit for hosting the file. Or one would host the binaries themselves through whatever malicious freeware based hosting service there is. Apparently these options are too much effort for such people.

Read on if you want to know more of the technical details as to why I have to do this.

On 2/22/2016 – I we received an e-mail stating that the Dropbox account is now suspended due to high traffic bandwidth. Looking at the metrics of this site and found that the traffic has been unchanged for months now in terms of the binary downloads. So proceeding to google and looking up how many websites had hot-links  just the binaries of this website and there’s tons of YouTubers out there which were obviously too lazy to setup their own Dropbox account and instead simply hot-linked to my account for their users to go ahead and download everything from.

Corrective action taken to resolve broken link issues:

  • All Dropbox links will be deleted. I’m not even going to bother reinstating the account so YouTubers can continue to get download links for their channel.
  • All links to binaries will be locally hosted and with anti-leech protection enabled. I didn’t want to do this, but the internet has left me no choice in this matter.
  • All blog entries with binaries hosted will be redirected accordingly.

Furthermore on broken links:

I encourage people to share my blog entries for artwork or any tutorials that I have on this site. What I do not encourage is people using my web-space as their own to take credit for or to give a user the illusion that the file maintenance and upkeep is done completely by them when in fact the files hosted are coming from this website.

If you want to download anything off of my site, be sure and visit the downloads section if it is something that was created here. Also, be sure and check out the blogs and guides section for any binaries that are linked to anything that was discussed here. Or simply go to the main menu to check out some of my articles and art.

Finally, do not forget about the search bar down below on all pages on my site. Typing in the binary name will more then likely get to to the article it was mentioned in.

Thank you for understanding and may server protect you.

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