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What Did You Do When Gmail Went Down?

2009/365/244 So What Did You Do When Gmail Went Down?
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So Gmail went belly up today for a bit. There was a fart in the cloud computer.

Did you reload inbox every 30 seconds? I bet that helped. Did you tweet about it? I did- pulled out a Don McClean:

I can’t remember if I cried
Reading tweets that Gmail fried,
But something tickled me deep inside-
The day the email died.

But instead of wailing, I made use of the time.

I’ve been noticing a few more ants than I prefer to see ambling across my kitchen counter. I did a thorough clean with clorox. then sprayed killer stuff down the crack behind the counter. Then I sealed the gap with new caulk.

Who needs email?

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. My damn filters at work kill everything anyway, so I thought it was just being filtered. I did some grading that wouldve been set aside while I refreshed my inbox every 5 seconds.

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