Infernal machines

2007-01-31

in Geek stuff, Internet matters, Rants

Proving the adage that technology is actually driven by evil spirits who let it fail just when it is most inconvenient: the MySQL database that serves as the back-end to my wiki has chosen this morning – an hour before I need to give a presentation stored in the wiki – to go kaput. SQL failures have been an irksome occasional occurrence with GoDaddy hosting. Good thing I printed off a PDF version of the presentation before going to sleep.

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Anon @ Wadh January 31, 2007 at 10:26 am

The interwebs ate my homework?

Milan January 31, 2007 at 4:04 pm

On a similar note: an email address that I only use as a conduit between different websites is now getting spam. This means either:

(a) someone is brute force spamming email addresses
(b) someone has compromised a database of email addresses relating to one of the sites involved

R.K. January 31, 2007 at 1:34 pm

The database seems to have healed. Not that it will do you much good now.

Anon @ Wadh February 1, 2007 at 3:37 pm

The database behind the blog itself has been a bit jumpy over the last 24 hours.

Anon @ Wadh February 1, 2007 at 4:02 pm

A good number of Blogger hosted sites also seem to be down (not that this is unusual):

http://bensaunders.blogspot.com/

http://leejones-san.blogspot.com/

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