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Severely b0rked
Friday, August 17th, 2007

My email appears to be broken right now, do to some massive screwup by my hosting company. Since last night, DNS has been failing for some of my domains. I’ve been a Dreamhost customer for a long time, and I’ve defended them repeatedly. The bang for the buck factor is great. But geez this is annoying.

I’ve been on the other side of the equation. I’ve been responsible for keeping huge and complicated Internet sites up and running. I’ve had to deal with complex outages at inopportune times (is any time opportune for an outage?). So I have sympathy for them. But I also have very high standards for designing things to be reliable, and for resolving problems when they come up. A 12-hour plus outage is simply unacceptable.

If you need to reach me before this gets fixed, I send me an IM or a Facebook message or something. Or write to my work email address if you have it. Sorry :-(

Update: Things seem better now. Ugh.

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