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never forget 7/24

    "6 back-to-back power outages hit the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco Tuesday afternoon causing major havoc with popular web services. 365 Main is down, along with craigslist, Netflix, Technorati and SixApart."
    - boingboing
    Valleywag got all tragicomic and histrionic,
    Laughing Squid has a nice blow-by-blow of the drama.
My favorite quote from the whole ordeal came from SFGate:
    Witnesses who described a blast Tuesday were still unnerved.

    Actor Torino Von Jones, 32, said he was filming a Fruit of the Loom commercial down the block at the time.

    "We were standing over there waiting for the camera cue when we heard a big explosion," he said. "Flames came up taller than I am, and I'm 6-foot-2.

    "Naturally, when you hear an explosion, you think the worst," Von Jones said. Nevertheless, he hurried back to work. "We're Fruit of the Loom -- we've got to make this commercial."

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colubra
Jul. 25th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, I laughed at that quote too. :)

I'm stunned that SixApart thought it made sense that a co-location facility should be on the same power grid as the original. Forget about 'in the same building'. on the same grid should be a disqualifier, for any intelligent IT engineer, as far as redundancy and effectiveness goes.
caffeina
Jul. 25th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
yeah, i mean, not like there's any kind of SEISMIC ACTIVITY up in the bay area. Silly wabbits, everyone shoulda just gone home early for margaritas and jenga.

garote
Jul. 25th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
(@)(#$(#$(# awesome
cmdrsuzdal
Jul. 25th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
That cracked me up when I read it... the show must go on!

I wonder which of the fruit he is-I'm betting grape.
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