company October 16, 2009

Stack Overflow Outage

Our apologies for the all-site outage today. According to our Pingdom monitors, we were down from 7:18 PM PST to 9:43 PM PST. There goes our vaunted envy-of-the-industry three nines uptime guarantee! Apparently there was a router meltdown at our ISP, Peak Internet. They promised pictures of the (literally?) melted router via an update on…
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Our apologies for the all-site outage today. According to our Pingdom monitors, we were down from 7:18 PM PST to 9:43 PM PST. There goes our vaunted envy-of-the-industry three nines uptime guarantee!

Apparently there was a router meltdown at our ISP, Peak Internet. They promised pictures of the (literally?) melted router via an update on their Twitter account. If they come through, I’ll post the pictures here for our viewing pleasure.

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(not as dramatic as I had hoped, but there are some definite scorch marks around that solder!)

At any rate, if you guys and gals could send a few less fiery packets of network doom to our ISP’s routers, we’d appreciate it.

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