Friday, October 27, 2006

Blogger Status

for those trying to keep track of Blogger's bloggerdiness, they have a page at which is supposed to let you know what is going on.

this won't make you feel any better - but here's a typical example from tuesday:
"Tomorrow we will have an outage of 60 minutes from 2p to 3p (Pacific Time) as we perform some hardware repairs."
who on earth plans to perform hardware maintenance at 2pm pacific???


profmarcus said...

simple... their techs work 8-5, m-f... you actually think they're going to pay them extra to take the site down for maintenance in the middle of the night, when most of the users - who happen to be u.s.-based - are asleep...? get real...!

«—U®Anu§—» said...

My dear departed brother worked as a network specialist for the University of Oklahoma, maintaining all their internet servers. They had staff 7/24. He liked to install updates and service packs as soon as they were available, but management insisted it be done at a certain time. He got fired over it. He got fired from a contractor servicing the B-1 bomber server program for signing onto a server without logging an event. When he told me about these things, I reminded him the world is sorely lacking in the smallest bit of talent in the area of management.

His firing from OU was so harsh, he ran delpart on the server drives before he left. Touche.

lukery said...

profM - i'd presume that Google had enough cash on hand to pay some overtime. silly me.

uranus - sorry to hear about your bro. it sure is an unfair world.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

I can tell far worse stories about myself. But, almost everyone has equally bad experiences.

Once the supply of qualified IT technicians exceeded the demand, this privileged, well-paying career path turned into a regular dog fight. The public nature of networks puts this ugliness out for the whole world to see.