Archive for the ‘Fail’ Category

The Cloud Fails Again…

Amazon AWS is suffering yet another outage, this time taking all of Netflix (and things like Instragram) down with it. 8:21 PM PDT We are investigating connectivity issues for a number of instances in the US-EAST-1 Region. 8:31 PM PDT We are investigating elevated errors rates for APIs in the US-EAST-1 (Northern Virginia) region, as […]

San Diego’s Epic Power Outage

On September 8th, 2011 the vast majority of San Diego County and the southern part of Orange County returned to a simpler time. All of them? That sounds like a big “oops”. To the bunker!

iCakes? Really? *facepalm*

YouTube Automatic Caption Fail

So Google added this automatic closed caption thing to YouTube where it runs the audio through their voice recognition thing and translates it. It certainly has some interesting results.

Google “banana holder”

One of these things is not like the other. See if you can guess which!

151 Front Street Fire

Not content to let the Fisher Plaza fire outdo it, the 151 Front Street carrier hotel in Toronto is on fire. As of this writing, whatever happened is apparently with 17 units and being called a 2-alarm fire: (http://www.toronto.ca/fire/cadinfo/livecad.htm) Rumor was that Peer1′s suite is on fire, and this has been confirmed as “an issue” […]

AUTHORIZE.NET Claims Redundancy During Outage

There was an electrical fire this morning at Fisher Plaza in Seattle (“the only mission-critical business community in the Northwest” according to their Google search summary as fisherplaza.com is down) resulting in a full outage. The news reports a vault fire, while another source on NANOG says generator transfer switch fire. Could be both as […]

How To Ship Packages to Reno

UPS Ground packages make it from Las Vegas, NV to Reno, NV by way of Utah. I wonder if anyone ever drives to Vegas using crazy out of the way routes like this because they stick to interstates. Central Nevada’s roads are actually in damn good condition; typically better than the interstates.