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February 05, 2007

Whatever Down and Now Back Up

In case you were wondering why the hell the Whatever was down for four and a half hours -- got me. It was a problem on the host provider side, not something I did. It wasn't like I was sticking jam into my computer or anything. I alerted the host provider to the problem and then went to bed, and was pleased to see the problem addressed once I woke up. And I suppose that if one had to have one's site down for four and a half hours, the four and a half hours between 1am and 5:30am would be the ones you would want.

Posted by john at February 5, 2007 06:42 AM

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Ray | February 5, 2007 07:31 AM

I noticed when I arrived to work (about 9:30a Austrian Time). It was up about an hour later. But you can tell them that you were losing millions of dollars a minute while you site was down and you want credit. God knows how many times I have heard that story....

Chang, father of pangolins | February 5, 2007 07:38 AM

We know there was no jam involved. Peanut butter on the other hand...

Stian Andreassen | February 5, 2007 08:28 AM

Raspberry?! There’s only one man who dares to give me raspberry!

Simon Haynes | February 5, 2007 08:36 AM

See? Tidy the office and the webserver falls over. I've been telling my wife that for years.

Jeremiah | February 5, 2007 10:04 AM

The gnomes who run the internet have to sleep sometime!

strugglingwriter | February 5, 2007 12:16 PM

Maybe the internet's pipes froze in all this cold weather? :)

Dennis | February 5, 2007 12:17 PM

I blame Vista...

Anne C. | February 5, 2007 12:23 PM

Stian beat me to it.

DJN | February 5, 2007 12:40 PM

That was my fault.

I signed up for an account with 1and1 last night.

Sorry, everybody.


Dan | February 5, 2007 01:13 PM

Nice to know it wasn't me.

Now, not to be off-topic or anything, but did you see this picture John?


Granted, it has nothing to do with anything, but I thought you needed to see something absolutely awesome.

Kate | February 5, 2007 01:15 PM

For you geeky kinds out there, this is why John's webserver crashed:

01001001 00100000 01101111 01110111 01101110 01111010 00100000 01010101 01010010 00100000 01001001 01101110 01110100 01100101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01110100 01111010


49 20 6f 77 6e 7a 20 55 52 20 49 6e 74 65 72 6e 65 74 7a

If you really really want to know, here is the link to decode:


Ray | February 5, 2007 01:22 PM

Nice one Kate.

Omaha Lisa | February 5, 2007 01:24 PM

Thanks Kate, for making me laugh out loud in a VERY quiet office!!!

Dan | February 5, 2007 01:35 PM

hehehe... Kate almost made me tinkle a little. I am going to have so much fun with that thing, Kate.

MWT | February 5, 2007 03:18 PM

1:30am to 5am is all well and good unless you have insomnia and desperately needed Whatever entertainment. :(

Dan said: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070205.html

Awesome pic. I love a good lightning show.

Metal Fatigue | February 6, 2007 01:13 AM

Okay, who else read Kate's message by eye?

Dan | February 6, 2007 02:37 PM

I... Ummm... By eye?!?

You have a chip in your head, don't you, Metal?

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