July 20, 2008

Amazon S3 outage

Boo Amazon!

Posted by Mendon at July 20, 2008 7:03 PM

What's an S3 outage.? I am ignorant on this one.

Posted by: papa at July 21, 2008 11:07 PM


Posted by: Mendon at July 22, 2008 6:40 AM

Wow, Mensch, I went to the link - which was about Longhorn from January 2005 - found the article about Amazon S3, read it, and I STiLL have no clue what it all means. Too many computer-y words. Avatars? Isn't that, umm, that, uhh, Sim-speak or something? Seriously, I've got no idea. Obviously.

You got some 'splainin' to do.

Posted by: Mara at July 22, 2008 9:29 AM

In English: They allowed the internet to break for a bit.

Posted by: r.t. bean at July 24, 2008 10:36 AM

Wow,,,that cleared up everything....huh? I can use a break every now and then. But I plan for it. It is expected then.

Posted by: papa at July 24, 2008 10:53 PM

Actually, Amazon was more active in their role. They broke the internet for a little while. Basically, a bunch of websites posted pictures on Amazon's servers. When Amazon's servers crashed, many pages didn't load and so anything that required an image to show up to work that had its images with Amazon failed to work. A significant portion of the internet was affected by the outage.

Posted by: Mendon at July 25, 2008 1:01 AM

Did I mention, Amazon pretty much promised that they would never fail? Yeah, because, well, they did promise that.

Posted by: Mendon at July 25, 2008 1:01 AM

When you drink your milk you relish its smoothness, its whiteness, its richness. No one ever thinks about the process of retrieving that milk from the cow and its proximity to other body functions. The tail has to be tied back as it has been soiled by the butt. The legs need to be tied because cows walk through their own stuff and if you get kicked or a hoof goes in the bucket. Well you get the idea. Maybe Amazon really modeled its operations after the cow milking process. The milk is wonderful if you are cautious. From experience I can tell you no amount of precautions can predict the cows behavior. Thus, there may be unplanned contaminations due to the behavior of cows. Yeah, I think Amazon is a bit like cow milking, don't you?

Posted by: papa at July 25, 2008 7:21 AM

I am much enlightened by this conversation.


Posted by: mara at July 25, 2008 2:20 PM

Papa, you're absolutely right with the exception that Amazon said, "we cut off the tail so you don't have to worry about contamination." The only problem is that they forgot that the tail just has contaminant on it and is not the source. ;)

Posted by: Mendon at July 25, 2008 8:41 PM
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