Sunday, January 16, 2005

Livejournal back online

Blogging service Livejournal is back online now.

Here's what they say about the outage:

At 6:43 am GMT on Sunday, January 16th, Admin

writes :

As you're probably aware, our server colocation facility suffered a massive power outage last night. For more detailed information about the incident, please see our power loss status page.

We have all database clusters except one back online at this time. Unfortunately MadCow is still recovering, and we expect it to be back online by around 10 PM PST tomorrow. (Where am I?). Some users on the Chef cluster are also reporting difficulty viewing their journals or logging on, and we're looking into it right now.

Please contact LiveJournal Support in the event there is anything missing from your journal from before the downtime. We have tools to recover missing data from backups, if necessary. Unfortunately, if you are on the Chef cluster, any updates you made between approximately 5PM PST and 8PM PST were not recorded in the database and have therefore been lost and cannot be recovered.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Livejournal offline

Blogging service Livejournal, which was bought a little over a week ago by Six Apart is offline right now. There's apparently some kind of problem with their server farm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

CBC adds RSS

The CBC Web site has added RSS feeds to its offerings.

"The headlines are automatically updated every 15 minutes, 7 days a week," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says on its RSS page.

If you're feeling slothful and can't bring yourself to click on the link to go there, just click below on whatever interests you.

General News

RSS Top Stories
RSS Canadian
RSS World
RSS Business
RSS Health and Science
RSS Arts

Sports News

RSS Sports
RSS Amateur Sports
RSS Baseball
RSS Basketball
RSS Football
RSS Hockey

Regional News

RSS Alberta
RSS British Columbia
RSS Manitoba
RSS Montreal
RSS New Brunswick
RSS Newfoundland and Labrador
RSS North
RSS Nova Scotia
RSS Ottawa
RSS Prince Edward Island
RSS Saskatchewan
RSS Toronto

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Dan Gillmor launches new blog

In case you missed it -- which is easy to do over these holidays -- Dan Gillmor has launched his new blog.

It was a shocker for many to learn that he was quitting his plum post as a technology columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, but all good things must end.

Odds are that Gillmor is at the start of another good thing.