Anyone want to do me a small favour?

Try looking at Forbes.

Just Forbes.com would be fine.

Is the site down? It is where I am and I don’t know whether it’s something in my computer, something between my computer and the server or whether the server really is down. so, if someone tests it from somewhere else then, well, I’ll have more information.

OK, ta, got this now. It’s really down.

19 thoughts on “Anyone want to do me a small favour?”

  1. I tried having a look and was pleasantly surprised with the succinct journalism and I know now that it’s a quality repository of opinion pieces. For instance this:

    “An error occurred while processing your request.
    Reference #97.8d4b212e.1463905912.fafb0d”

    I think the rewarded £5k a month is a reward well due!

  2. Down from Southern Spain, too.
    I presume we’re holding Trump responsible for this?

  3. Around midnight Saturday/Sunday Pacific Time is quite a likely period for preventive maintenance.

  4. True, but we get told if they’re going to do that. Weirdly, the back end is up, I can write drafts. But the front end is down. That shouldn’t happen at all.

  5. Around midnight Saturday/Sunday Pacific Time is quite a likely period for preventive maintenance.

    True. But if it really was planned maintenance of their only server then one would expect a standby server hosting just static content to be online instead, at the very least.

  6. Partially working for me (in England).

    I can get a page of Tim articles if I search on Tim Worstall.

    Latest Tim post: India’s Considering A Big Mistake: The Banning Of Chickpea Futures Trading.

    But if I click to read that article, I get “Server not found”.

  7. True. But if it really was planned maintenance of their only server then one would expect a standby server hosting just static content to be online instead, at the very least.

    I’m sure they didn’t plan to take their web service offline. It was (probably) a simple change to a router or firewall or …

    No matter how many change committees and senior management sign-offs you get, shit can still happen. The four biggest lies of the 21st century:

    I will still respect you in the morning;
    The cheque is in the post;
    I’m from the government, I’m here to help; … and
    It’s just a one-line change, it won’t affect anything.

  8. “Try looking at Forbes.”

    No thanks. It won’t let me read it with ad-blockers running, so it’s bye-bye Forbes.

  9. @Tel I find that opening the link twice in two separate tabs gets around the anti-ad-block.

  10. Stopped looking at Forbes since its site refuses to allow me to use an adblocker. Fuck ’em…

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