Look, let’s cut to the chase, this post has become a pain in the proverbial. I posted it over a year ago when Tumblr famously fell over, the image was a play on the splash screen that was set up, apparently there was an issue with the database clusters.
Anyway, in the interim the image has managed to get itself listed reasonably well on Google, so I get lots of hits to my blog, and to be honest people bounce off, this isn’t good for my stats.
Anyway if you are going to bounce off why not got to my Tumblr? It’s here.
I will now return you to the original post…
Two hours and counting and the blogging platform is still down. Whatever are we to do without The Daily What and all those other delightful blogs?
According to The Next Web and CenterNetworks, Tumblr has been down for two hours now, causing a lot of derision among folks on Twitter.
Tumblr has taken to Twitter to inform followers of what’s afoot: “We’re working quickly to recover from a major issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.”
As those who regularly use the platform know, Tumblr going down is no unique occurrence. Still, two hours is a rather lengthy stretch of time” especially for a company that’s been rapidly growing and garnering funding of late.
My car has just gone in to have a repair, there is a problem with the part, an oil line, it is incredibly inconvenient. My personal transport of choice is a motorbike but I tend to get a bit ‘wussy’ when the outdoor temperature is being defined in negative terms. We rely on this technology and by and large it works, the effect of it not working can be damaging if not planned for, eggs and baskets?
Tumblr is down and it has been for quite a while, now. I woke up to a Tweet from Mashable (below) which was already ‘old’. The world won’t come to an end, planes won’t fall out of the sky but… “we’ll be back shortly” isn’t really cutting it.
This is in anyone’s terms a big downtime but please don’t call me shortly. Database Cluster? Sounds like the new chocolate that will be left in the selection box for that last desperate act of post Christmas binging.