Wednesday, July 25, 2007


So, there was a weird explosion and electrical outage in the SoMa (South of Market) area of San Francisco yesterday. Which normally wouldn't affect anyone outside the immediate area, but in fact strung out a good chunk of the net, since one of the businesses affected runs Livejournal. It was as if thousands of personal sites suddenly cried out, and then were suddenly silenced.

No, Blogger was not affected, but it is a good warning sign that just because everyone uses the net, it doesn't mean that it suddenly cannot lose functionality (or go away entirely) if a couple chokepoints suddenly close.

More later,