Best Bug Ever

by Oliver Breidenbach

This must be the best bug ever.

Back in 1999, we were hosting the Focus Online crew (one of Germany's largest Online News sites) to stream the total eclipse happening over souther Germany. We are just starting to stream the video, when the webmaster's mobile phone suddenly starts to get a flood of SMS messages. One after the other, their servers are collapsing from the enourmous traffic and hits they get. The webmaster looks at his mobile phone, smiles and says: "A job well done."