|Now, this is unusual.
||[Dec. 29th, 2008|06:51 am]
Half teh Intarwebs appear to be down.
That half does not include Live Journal.
How did that happen?
Canadians. DAMN YOU CANADA AND YOUR DEADLY MOOSE HAXXORS!
SRSLY? I have no idea, except it looks like yahoo is back down again.
I just tried it on my phone's web browser, and those sites that are down at the house are also down on the phone.
Arrrgh, this isn't funny, guys.
I'm not sure how I got fortunate and my work was on unaffected sites, but I am glad.
The Christmas n00bs broke the Intarwebs.
There was a problem with Layer 3's routes, possibly related to clean-up after a train derailment in the northeastern US (when they brought the backhoes in, not when the train went off the tracks). Between quick reaction from other major providers and work by the affected provider, much of the damage has been routed around by now.
In "plain" English: the people who keep the Intarwebs running noticed a problem, suspect somebody dug up a tube and broke it, and told their trucks full of data to take a detour until the tubes are repaired.
Thank you for the plain explanation - that one I unnerstan'.
When that happens to a fiber television transmission, we call that "backhoe fade."
Ah figgered it were either that or someone's DNS was down hard.