Outages

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.


SFGate report

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…

3 Comments so far

  1. Ginger (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    Uhh, that drunken worker story is a giant lie…I guess no one understands how colos work.


  2. anna (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 7:01 pm

    I’m with you Ginger- seems darn right implausible. And yet, I post it with such authority, huh.


  3. Fazal Majid (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    I was at the Westfield mall around 1:40PM when the power went down for about 5 minutes. Also, when I came home to (S)Nob Hill, my machines had rebooted. Reminds me of how PG&E managed to screw up power for the downtown shopping district a few days before Christmas in 2003.

    I suspect PG&E still hasn’t performed the repairs the PUC determined had been recommended internally but never acted upon.



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