oh noes the Google!

For a few hours this morning, Google itself was not working properly. The problem, as so happens with computers, was traced back to one silly mistake: in an update to potential malware sites, “the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs” (Mayer). The problem lasted only an hour or two, but I’m glad I wasn’t trying to do a Google search this morning. Google being down . . . that’s like finding out that your dad doesn’t know everything.

Mayer, Marissa. ” ‘This site may harm your computer’ on every search result?!?!” http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/this-site-may-harm-your-computer-on.html . Accessed Jan 31, 2009..

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2 thoughts on “oh noes the Google!

  1. Tyler says:

    Oh, so you’ve met my father, then!

  2. Red Joe says:

    Then Google shuffled into the living room in his pajamas, took the remote from you and switched the TV to the Celtics-Knicks game.

    “Hey, I was watching that..” you start but he says “Shut up. Go get me some chips from the kitchen.”

    And you still love him.

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