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Fail whale solution for Twitter #failwhale @twitter

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Many years ago while working for a large ISP we had occasional outages due to bugging software or being over capacity. Mail was the biggest problem, with many people – even on the dial-up network – POP-ing[1] their mail every 5 minutes. We had rolled our own mailserver and we were constantly fixing our infrastructure to give our customers the highest quality. Yet we still had the occasional outage which caused our helpdesk to be flooded with calls from people whose mail client gave a pop-up message with an error message. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Posted in mail, social

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