May 7, 2005
The Internet’s Down
I’ve been unable to reach Google.com for the last few minutes. I also can’t reach Google.ca, Google.co.uk, Google.es, Google.de, Google.at, etc. And no one on ifMUD can reach any of ’em, either.
Well, while we wait for Google News to come back up and tell us what’s happened: Teoma, Altavista, Yahoo.
(Update: Google became available again within two minutes of my posting this, but then went on the blink again. Seems that 15 minutes later all but Groups and News are working, at least from my standpoint.)
May 7th, 2005 at 7:03 pm
Google’s returned already. Good thing I wasn’t a bit more verbose in my post, or it woulda been wrong when I clicked Publish.
May 7th, 2005 at 7:07 pm
Well, enough up-to-the-minute reporting. As soon I post that and check once again, I find Google’s once again down – or at least not responding for me or anyone else on ifMUD.
May 8th, 2005 at 12:50 am
Dude — I had Google that whole time.
May 8th, 2005 at 4:12 am
I didn’t! I was there too! No Google! Probably not a bad idea trying other search engines…
May 8th, 2005 at 12:47 pm
Hm, you have evidence of your elite access to Google during that time, Scott? Slashdot and The San Jose Mercury News both say that Google was completely hosed due to DNS problems. See also Broadband Reports and Endagadget (which claimed for a while that Google had been hacked).
Admittedly, if you were accessing Google by directly typing in “184.108.40.206” instead of “Google.com” – which I’ve seen you do before as you demonstrate your skillz – you wouldn’t have experienced the problem.
May 8th, 2005 at 2:06 pm
mn I ws js fckn wu.
May 8th, 2005 at 11:44 pm
Heh – I said on the mud today, “At least one person I know thought the whole Internet was in trouble because Google went away.” Today I saw your edit and realized I was remembering your post, and that you weren’t serious.