Not a good day for relying on technology

From my Twitter stream this morning:

  • 09:31 Amazing what a good night’s sleep can do. Feeling pretty refreshed this morning. So, good morning all!
  • 09:32 Uh-oh, DreamHost’s problems continue. All my sites down. Email not working.
  • 09:58 Skype still not working.
  • 10:05 No blogs. No Skype. Some email. Sometimes Twitter. Is this the End of Civilization as We Know It?
  • 10:31 @LloydDavis, I’ll be off to the pub, then. With wifi’d laptop of course. Just in case ;)
  • 10:32 Very good post by David Berlind in ZDNet: Get ready for Twitterization of mainstream media.
  • 10:33 Skype is up!
  • 10:34 Oh, Skype is down again. Spoke too soon.
  • 10:37 DreamHost network problems seem serious. Sites still down (incl their status site). At least I can get in to my sites via FTP.
  • 10:47 @karinhoegh, Skype is coming and going at the moment. Right now, it’s gone.
  • 10:49 So back to work editing audio for another podcast. Skype and my blog will have to get along without me for a while :)
  • 10:57 DreamHost has special support email for customers re current outage. Just got auto-reply that my report received.
  • 11:44 Ah ha! Email via my own domain is now coming in. Looks like DreamHost is on the case!
  • 11:44 And the blog is up! Will it stay up? Better not speak too soon.
  • 11:58 Looks like my Dreamhost-hosted sites were inaccessible earlier for a total of nearly 4 hours, according to stats logs.

Skype is up, as is this blog.

Hopefully it will last.

[Later edit] List re-ordered to be chronological not reverse chronological which made little sense when reading it chronologically :)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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