January 11th, 2005

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Power Down


Power Down, originally uploaded by drbrain.

It didn't cut power to our building, only a few buildings on the north side of 12th Ave, as the Public Storage building's sign was alight.

Just before I was going to take the last picture, some idiot ducked under the Police tape, and got yelled at by the policeman, who also sent me away, which prevented me from getting a better shot of the cable on the ground.

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Fucking Spammers

Today we got our very first spammer on 43 Things. A combination of a bad Regexp and 64K of text caused the pages referencing the entry to timeout, taking parts of our site down for up to an hour and 15 minutes.

Strangely enough, gdb came to the rescue, indicating the offensive text on the stack while Ruby was off in GC mark/sweep land.