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So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:18:16 pm »
It buffered for hours, trying to update.

Level 3 outage  :-\

Google confirms big outage of YouTube, GMail, other major services




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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 08:44:52 pm »
I guess that would explain some weirdness I've been seeing on YT today then.
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 08:58:15 pm »
It's been a weird day.

If you'll pardon the pun, my DJ bots haven't missed a beat. They've been serving 100% YT music vids all day.

However, my Thunderbird client has been going nuts. My mail server wasn't affected, but my Gmail accounts continually buffered. You'd think, after awhile they would timeout, but I guess it was a case of extreme lag.

Anyway, yes, that (fake?) news article was convenient - too convenient.

I wonder what the real truth is...

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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 09:45:41 pm »
A lot of red showing...


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So much for the Level 3 story  ::)


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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 09:53:00 pm »
Here's Shopify's status page...


Interruption in service on all stores






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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 07:18:27 am »
Money grubbers take @ Bloomberg Technology


Internet Shutdowns Donít Make Anyone Safer


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Around the world, governments are hitting on a modish new idea: Turn the internet off. Sometimes they mean it literally[...]

Realistically, internet shutdowns are going to get more common in the years ahead.

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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 07:20:13 am »
Conspiracy buffs are getting warmer...


Did The Government Just Test The Internet Kill Switch?






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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2019, 07:36:16 am »
The cleaner unplugged the internet to plug in her vacuum.
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 02:27:25 pm »
Meanwhile down here in Baja Arizona... Cox upgraded our speeds to 230 MBPS down & 20 up... with no increase in cost...

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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2019, 02:45:38 pm »
Not much use if the internet is 🚫️ 📴 🚫️ :))

You can browse absolutely nothing, but at least you can do it really quickly.
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2019, 03:49:20 pm »
Not much use if the internet is 🚫️ 📴 🚫️ :))

Tru'dat... but the bork was Mid-Atlantic coast... no problems in AZ... for me anyways...

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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 12:08:41 am »
The recent Google outage along with this thread kicked me in the butt to download my data and purge old emails. I'm not a massive Google Drive user and the archive is still 23.8 GB
I've still got plenty of space on my system and backup so there's really no excuse to not download a local copy.

Culling down 40,000 emails to the last year and half of 6,500 took some time however, I now have an offline archive of the old emails and plan to go through this process every few months so GMAIL only has emails going a few months back.

The download included quite a bit of information. YouTube videos and comment, location data etc.

If you're curious this is what the data looks like. It even comes with an archive.html to summarize the contents of the downloaded file
https://www.linuxbookpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Screenshot_2019-06-05_22-04-30.png
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 07:23:03 am »
The recent Google outage along with this thread kicked me in the butt to download my data and purge old emails. I'm not a massive Google Drive user and the archive is still 23.8 GB. I've still got plenty of space on my system and backup so there's really no excuse to not download a local copy.

Good idea. You just never know...

I recently 'lost' 25 years of emails - at work - or, however many years email has been around. If memory serves, we started using email - at work - when winders 3.11 came out. Before then, we used interoffice mail, and reusable envelopes, delivered around the building by mailroom workers.

Are you old enough to remember those days?  :)

Around the first of this year, I was 'out' for a few months with a work injury - someone ran into me with a forklift, and sent me flying (causing a torn meniscus in my knee). While I was out, they locked me out of my account(s) - as is their policy. I deal with a lot of sensitive information, which they lock-down, during extended absences.

Long-story short: When I went out on Worker's Comp, somebody clicked the wrong button. They listed the event as being a termination, instead of a work injury. I was totally wiped from their system(s), along with anything and everything related to my work at the company - Goggle Drive - Office 365 Live - everything and everywhere - including backups. It was as if I had never existed.

The only thing that partially 'saved me' was, I have what they call 'roaming' auth. That is, I'm able to access my account(s) from any company workstation at any company property, e.g. I'm not limited to using a single machine, at single location. And, after checking various computers that I typically use, I discovered a cache of emails on a 'kiosk machine' in an employee break room. A genius in the IT department was able to rebuild about 18 months of emails by accessing the cache on that 'shared' lunchroom machine.

Anyway, yes, you're smart to save hard-copies in a secure location. I travel so much, that I've always depended strictly on IMAP - even here at the abode.

I guess we can now see the folly of that model, eh what?

I'll be following your example, going forward...  8)
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2019, 07:23:39 am »
... I'm not a massive Google Drive user and the archive is still 23.8 GB...

I'll probably not do that on my mobile hotspot connection then.
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Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2019, 07:27:40 am »
... I'm not a massive Google Drive user and the archive is still 23.8 GB...

I'll probably not do that on my mobile hotspot connection then.

LoL  :D