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Power outage takes out major sites

Filed Under News, Second Life, SF Bay Area on 2007-07-24, 15:17

power outage takes out internet sites

A series of power outages in San Francisco has taken a couple of pretty large sites out of commission. Those affected include:
craigslist
some SecondLife servers
NetFlix
LiveJournal, Vox, TypePad (and the rest of SixApart)
Yelp
Technorati
AdBrite
Some CurrentTV servers
Some ZDNet blogs

and the NSFW kink.com is also down…

All of these sites are hosted by 365 Main and I’m sure there are several other sites that are down because of this. Don’t these people have reliable backup generators? sheesh.. where am I going to get my Internet fix from today? The best part is this press release went up shortly before the sites started going down.

SecondLife is also experiencing trouble due to the power outages and has disabled logins until it is back up fully.

Second Life offline

And for us locals, it looks like the afternoon commute might be a bit crazy if this isn’t resolved soon.

UPDATE from SFGate:

At least 30,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers in San Francisco and the northern Peninsula lost power this afternoon after an explosion under a manhole cover on Mission Street, the utility said.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion at about 1:50 p.m., then saw flames coming from the manhole.
Actor Torino Von Jones, 32, said he was filming a Fruit of the Loom commercial down the block at the time.
“We were standing over there waiting for the camera cue when we heard a big explosion,” he said. “Flames came up taller than I am, and I’m 6-foot-2.”
“Naturally, when you hear an explosion, you think the worst,” said Von Jones, who nevertheless hurried back to work. “We’re Fruit of the Loom — we’ve got to make this commercial.”


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