Posted by Chris Maunder
Thursday, May 4, 2000 7:00pm
Was the alignment of the planets yesterday the cause of the internet problems?
The Earth, Sun, Moon and five visible planets were aligned in a once in a life-time event yesterday. Is this what caused major telecommunications problems in Australia and with CodeProject.com itself?
Well, no. But at 2am in the morning, the stranger the explanation the more appealing it becomes.
Australia had serious problems when two major systems went down, causing serious traffic congestion and even the closure of the Australian Stock Exchange.
CodeProject.com was off air for a few hours because of a fried network card in the main telecommunications carrier, then a 5 block power outage that was mysteriously centered on the server's location, followed by a last gasp at mayhem when a network card in the server itself had plans of its own.
Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows...