by Tim O'Brien
Related link: http://del.icio.us
If you haven't heard, del.icio.us has been toast for multiple days. Looks likes a confluence of events (and this is a guess based on the blog post): power failure caused RAID to corrupt some files, that corrupted data happened to be a replicated master database, and the slave databases faithfully copied said corruption. Can't fault them for that, but I'm sure they will mark it up as a lesson learned. When you are using RAID, make sure to invest in redundant power supplies and have sufficient battery backup to power down in a controlled fashion. If anyone from del.icio.us is reading this, a detailed forensic failure analysis would be very helpful to the community. Read on for more about my own del.icio.us withdrawl...
Anyone else suffering from del.icio.us withdrawl?
The last day or so could have been really tough. del.icio.us had become a big part of how I did things.
Once again we have bookmarking (http://del.icio.us)
sustainable internet services
The life time and longterm perspective of free Internet services seems always a bit of a problem. This rises the question why we don't have community supported Internet services with a membership and a fee but without the fear that it will soon become part of another big corporation.
A few more thoughts about this at