The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 February 2006

Where we were

Actually, we weren't anywhere; a server went south (and given its location on the southern California coast, it would have drowned in the Pacific) about a quarter to six this morning Central time, and was restored to something resembling health an hour ago.

As we used to say back in the day, feces transpire.

Update: The official story from the host:

We've been having intermittent issues with our ns1 name server which caused some sites not to resolve properly. On top of that, an ill-timed power outage at our secondary facility in Palo Alto took out ns2 for three hours this morning. We're working on fixing ns1 and our Palo Alto facility has assured us that everything is good on their end now.

Sometimes even redundancy won't save you. (And neither will redundancy.)

Posted at 10:15 AM to Blogorrhea


I'd like to schedule a well-timed power outage, please.

Posted by: Dan at 8:07 PM on 13 February 2006

I remember a Dilbert in which the pointy-haired boss asked for a list of all the unscheduled downtime for the next week.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:11 PM on 13 February 2006