Last week my block suffered 5 brownouts in a roughly 6 hour period (from construction). I got really used to avoiding the elevator and walking around with a flashlight. Oh, and reading by votive candlelight. Today SOMA is suffering (accounts from SFist, and my avidly read mailing list SFWOW on yahoo (closed, sorry). What I like is the big “chug!” sound when all those refrigerators and alarm clocks go back on.
The big deal is: Craigslist down! Agh!
Update: 2nd hand news- Valleywag reports that an employee at the datacenter colocation where RedEnvelope & others are hosted, a drunken employee accidentally hit the power switch.
And Mark’s report of course.
Update 7/26: As Ginger (and countless others) told me, the drunk-employee bit is a total hoax. Long apology about how the tipster was a crank, on ValleyWag. It’s somewhat interesting for the fact that the tipster likes to foil Web 2.0 social engineering. What a good idea…