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Originally posted November 21 2005 at 18:11 under Web. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.



Google’s vanished. All of it, normal search, Gmail, anything else I think of. This is so unexpected I initially thought it was my network but everything else is working. A quick Technorati search shows mention of this happening in another couple of countries. What is going on? I remember mentioning to someone how I thought Google had felt a little flakey recently.

And as I type this it’s back, like it was never gone. Down for at least the length of time to turn a pizza from more or less frozen into cooked though. Having possibly over stretched itself with Base and Analytics is Google undergoing some massive upgrade operation or something? Or is it just falling over? Perhaps the scariest thing is how much it felt like an integral part of the net’s infrastructure had gone missing…

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