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April 15, 2013
Worst possible time for TurboTax to go down? The day before tax day. Oops.

Worst possible time for TurboTax to go down? The day before tax day. Oops.

10:53 // 1 year ago
February 2, 2013
There is a White House petition to get the My Bloody Valentine site back online. It took me a couple of tries to post this — it was really hard to pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard. (ht @samir)

There is a White House petition to get the My Bloody Valentine site back online. It took me a couple of tries to post this — it was really hard to pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard. (ht @samir)

20:16 // 1 year ago
September 30, 2012
Props to Tumblr for giving us advance notice of downtime, and also timing it for a period when things should be quiet anyway. This is a change.

Props to Tumblr for giving us advance notice of downtime, and also timing it for a period when things should be quiet anyway. This is a change.

15:25 // 2 years ago
June 30, 2012
0:25 // 2 years ago
October 14, 2011

On NYTimes Examiner’s current uptime issues

wisconsinforward said: when half the links on a site are broken, it’s hard to take it seriously…

» SFB says: In their defense, they’re probably getting a lot of attention today and probably underestimated exactly how much they needed to spend on hosting. Standard WordPress installs aren’t well-designed to handle a ton of traffic (get these guys a copy of W3 Total Cache, stat!). When a new site scores a Julian Assange interview, that’s a pretty big get. It’s called the Slashdot effect: See it as a symptom of unexpected popularity, not a symptom of them being rinky-dink. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: shortformblog)

12:20 // 2 years ago
September 9, 2011
I don’t think you’ll have a lot of success with [identifying them]. It takes years to track stuff like this down. You’re dealing with something that’s not necessarily cut and dry.
Computer security expert Barrett Lyon • Speaking to Talking Points Memo about the DDOS attack that took their site down. Read more here.
22:47 // 3 years ago