04 Jul '12, 1am

“@dk: New blog post: A bad weekend for Internet

“@dk: New blog post: A bad weekend for Internet

Last weekend was a bad weekend for the Internet. It started with a hurricane like storms that knocked out Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia. This causes Internet services Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest and Heroku to be unavailable for more than 6 hours. I think most of us in Singapore only notice something is amiss when we couldn’t upload our photos on Instagram or pin photos on Pinterest. Then the next day, the Leap Second caused several major websites like Reddit, Gawker network, Foursquare etc etc to have outages. A high number of Linux servers were reported to have crashed due to the Leap Second. It was a busy weekend for IT admins. Perhaps the Leap Second isn’t really a good idea after all. Come on. Let’s be honest. Does anyone notice any difference from that 1 second? It is too insignificant to make much difference. There were only 25 Leap Seconds since it start...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2012/07/04/a-bad-weekend-for-internet/

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