I've had this before, TWICE. Hence I know the symptoms by now. I'm having a bad viral eye infection. Nothing too serious if treated right. The symptoms: red eye + eye pain + crying eye + very strong sensitivity to light.
Hence although my eye patch looks serious, it's only to protect it from the light. I've been prescribed tonight at the emergency unit of the Quinze-Vingt hospital (interesting story about this place...) a number of medications: hope it works, as my usual eye doctor does not work on weekends... A rather tough man, but excellent doctor. I'll check with him on Monday if I'm not better.
And by the way, I've been having bad symptoms since wednesday... Putting work as a higher priority was not a good idea...
Not too long ago, I was telling you that my new speciality was spotting maintenance screens on the web ... Here we go again, with Apple’s store down a couple of minutes ago. I was just trying to check the status of my order for a video iPod and the new iMac. It’s been now SEVEN days, and I’m ready to start playing with them.
Actually on my plane trip back from Athens last night (3h30), I really could have used the new iPod: I need to catch up with gazillions of podcasts (VentureVoice, ITconversations, etc.) and some of the latest videobloggers. That would have been the perfect moment. Didn’t have the device with me. That’s why I feel that people who often get strangled in “hostage” time will love this device. And if people start creating content for the device… you read my mind
On my way to check the status of my order, it seems I saw an updated G5 bi-pro ? Indeed it’s all up here. (maybe this is old news: I’ve just landed and am very very very late on my RSS feeds) Geez… If Apple starts shipping new products every other day, either we will buy them all, or buy none waiting for the next avatar… Wait.
I don’t know why, but I keep stumbling on this maintenance pages (see here for Bloglines or Flickr for example). This is something that I do not understand. With the “do no evil” empire’s money behind it (=Google), or as a matter of fact with any well planned web site architecture, no site should ever be down right?
Isn’t it a matter of having a proper web server architecture, with a completently redundant system: update partA while part B is up, then bring up the update partA, while part B gets updated (using load balancing systems like Alteon?)? Internet architecture experts, help me out here.
Interesting way to communicate that the site is down for maintenance... Flickr, the online sharing tool I use to mo-blog on this blog was not available tonight (some of the pictures simply do not display themselves), so I went to check on their site, and this is what I got...
Funny, but Flickr should consider migrating to 24/7 systems with no down-time... it makes their customers (even those not paying) slightly confused and unhappy...