And they want their error message back!

tailrank massage

(Inspired by Kevin Burton's "Hey Yahoo..." rant.)

Seriously, you couldn't come up with your own downtime message? Flickr gets a massage, Bloglines has a plumber, etc.

Posted by jzawodn at February 14, 2006 07:23 AM

Reader Comments
# Marc Canter said:

Complain complain complain

Is that all your bloggers do?

Why don't you get some work done?

And make sure that Zend doesn't sell out to Larry E!

on February 14, 2006 07:35 AM
# Ben Metcalfe said:

And YouTube has some guy crashed out on the floor hugging a server (they were down this morning for upgrades, apparently).

Fast asleep on the floor next to a server, arhh brings back memories of many a hectic BBC site launch...

on February 14, 2006 07:39 AM
# Dan Isaacs said:

*sigh* these errors always take me back to BeOS.

The web site you seek
Lies beyond our perception
But others await.

on February 14, 2006 07:43 AM
# Jacques Marneweck said:

Wondering when Oracle are going to announce that they have purchased Zend. Numerous people have mentioned that Oracle have employed Andi Gutmans from Zend. Makes you wonder if Oracle have been splashing out the cash with this round of acquisitions?

on February 14, 2006 09:29 AM
# Dru Nelson said:

Hey, the bloglines plumber was actually from eGroups (after the onelist merger)... which Yahoo bought in 2000. The plumber
is yours.

on February 14, 2006 11:35 AM
# Kevin Burton said:

Dude.. My blog from last week called. It wants it's SNL joke meme back!


I was going to say "TailRank is down for some Aromatherapy" but that seemed way too California.

Then I just figured that Flickr can't have a monopoly on this meme for the rest of time.


Maybe I should come up with a better one though. Any advice? I'm ALL ears... seriously.


on February 14, 2006 12:41 PM
# Otis Gospodnetic said:

Over at Simpy I turn Simpy into a Gremlin instead of giving it a massage. Kevin, you can have Furbies, if you want ;)

on February 14, 2006 01:03 PM
# Kevin Burton said:

Furbies are probably copyrighted :)... can't use that.

Maybe I should throw up a game of Ajax pong or something. That would RULE.


on February 14, 2006 01:20 PM
# Robert Oschler said:


When is Yahoo/Flickr going to come clean about the real problems that led to those "Flickr is having a massage" messages? It's already been publicly documented:

on February 14, 2006 03:42 PM
# Kevin Burton said:

OK Jeremy...

We change the offline message... next time we go offline the message will look like this:


(note that we're not offline .. this is just our new message inspired by Jeremy).

on February 14, 2006 07:05 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

That's awesome! :-)

on February 14, 2006 08:43 PM
# Geodog said:

You could always use a picture. I like the one I took of you,

on February 14, 2006 11:50 PM
# Caterina said:

It was only a matter of time before some of the 'irony-impaired' took the My Web's message "My Web is at the pub" too seriously, outraged thatthe team was out drinking during downtime...

on February 15, 2006 04:18 PM
# Georg said:

Hey, the bloglines plumber was actually from eGroups (after the onelist merger)... which Yahoo bought in 2000. The plumber
is yours.

on February 22, 2006 06:19 PM
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