I just attempted to login to My Mashable account and received the screen below. It looks like they are beta testing some new platform using Scalr, which is a cloud computing platform. I wonder if they’ll let me in the beta since I uncovered their plans to take over the world!? Hmmm?
I was trying to hunt down some information about latest internet provider, Mediacom, for which I have not been extremely excited about. I found this PDF for Broadband Internet Help and figured I’d take a look. It was basically information on hooking up your cable modem… no help. However at the end of the PDF there was a link to what looked like an online help site for Mediacom. Here is a screenshot of the PDF.
Well, you can see it right there. The link points to help.mymediacomonline.com. If you head on over to that link you get none other than a simple text output of… “hello world.” That’s just not very much help at all. It is however very funny.
I was browsing a website looking at Glock handguns tonight for my father-in-law. I noticed that the site was performing extremely poorly; everything took a long time to load. That’s just about when it happened. I received a site error message. This one made me laugh though so I had to post it. In huge letters the message states, “This site has encoutered an error.” Yes it’s actually misspelled in the error message. Below that it states, “(due to our IT Dept. playing World of Warcraft all day and not getting any work done.)” Then to the left it looks like a newspaper clipping from the classifieds that reads, “Wanted. New Programmer. No experience… No problem! Must be able to ensure everything is working correctly, and keep errors like this one from happening.” Anyway, I thought it was pretty funny. Here is a screenshot.
I just tried to save a bookmark to one of my favorite bookmarking sites, ma.gnolia.com. To my dismay however, I received the following message.“Early on the West-coast morning of Friday, January 30th, Ma.gnolia experienced every web service’s worst nightmare: data corruption and loss. For Ma.gnolia, this means that the service is offline and members’ bookmarks are unavailable, both through the website itself and the API.”
My heart goes out to the folks running the site, for I have felt the pangs of data corruption and know the extent of the path to recovery. I hope you guys are able to recover!
I tried hitting Active.com today to check on some new Running articles and received the following error message. It’s nice that they tell you that they are too busy to service your request… I guess.
Does Amazon know what I am looking for more than the search phrase that I just typed in? Perhaps… but perhaps not so much. I was recently searching around Amazon for a few separate classes of items. The first thing I searched for was headphones and headsets with microphones. Following that I decided to turn my attention to the costs of RAID Arrays to see if there were any reasonably priced options for a home user. To my surprise the first page of results contained not hard drives, raid arrays or anything similar but headphones and headsets. Hmm. Yes, I did look for that to begin with but now I am searching for something else! Anyway, I though it was funny so here is a screen shot.
So I was doing some research on MySQL database security and wanted to do a quick search for two runtime configuration parameters. I did a search for
--old-passwords on google. Do you think I saw any results concerning MySQL database flags? Nope. I saw two hits. One was a YouTube video of Dr Dre and Snoop Dog and the other was a YouTube video of Bob Dylan. Really? That’s some serious searching there. Here’s a screen shot as proof, plus you can click the link above to see for yourself. Anyway, I thought it was kind of funny.
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I was recently (a few minutes ago) trying to stumble an article that I found on the internet and received an error from the StumbleUpon servers. Usually the errors you get can be anywhere from formal and informative to downright ugly. This message however is extremely user-friendly and nice. It makes you just want to go outside an play!
No, just kidding. I just haven’t posted any Site Malfunctions in a while so when I received this login error I thought I’d mock them. Muahaha!
EDIT: (April 18, 2008 12:22 PM)
Apparently the problems they are having are more serious than I initially thought. The Last.fm site is down due to problems with the power at their datacenter. Here is a screenshot of the error message.