GMAIL DOWN OH NOES



GMAIL DOWN OH NOES, originally uploaded by revolute.

The great Gmail outage of 2008 is now and productivity has come to a screeching halt across much of the world. I thought I might be at least able to access my LAist e-mail but that crapped out on me as well. Fortunately, most of my e-mail arrives at andy[at]netzoo … although Gmail is my preferred e-mail client/app for sorting/searching, etc.

What the hell do we do now, Google?

Google’s html interface (access it via this link: https://mail.google.com/mail/h/ is still functioning for many as is GMAIL via IMAP / mail.app)

Are You Internet Famous?

Wired built a tool to provide a very vague measurement of your Webebrity-ness:

Cool use of the Google Social Graph API, but I’d say needs more variables. There’s no way I’m more Internet famous than Julia Allison (I scored 1879), who not-so-coincidentally is this month’s Wired cover:

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GoDaddy Apologizes

.me dot me godaddy fiascoI wasn’t expecting to regain my faith in GoDaddy by attempting to use them to pick up a few .me domains yesterday but it’s interesting to note that suddenly — despite having provided erratic and questionable service in the past with little or no recourse — the company has raised the red flag and today appears to be calling each and every failed .me registrar individually (listen to the audio):

Only a week ago, I was shocked to find that I couldn’t register a .tv domain thru GoDaddy because the site’s use of Silverlight crashed my FireFox Browser, and I’ve long been appalled by their archaic control panel and hosting modules, which I used and quickly ditched years ago (for Bluehost) but appear to be the same. I mean, c’mon, even Evite is finally updating its UI. If you’re looking for a good, reasonably priced registrar for .me names, I recommend Gandi.net — which offers a rather transparent and straightforward signup process (based in France) and only a few dollars more than GoDaddy.