When Technlogy Fails
How lucky can you get...
This past Sunday I was working on something when the server - hosting started acting up. So I put in an email and get the expected response: "We'll check on this and update you shortly." Since there really isn't much I can do, but wait for an update and response I figure I will just do some browsing around the internet.
All of a sudden my internet connection decides to quit on me. What are the chances of that? Now I don't know what is going on with the server issue and I can't even contact anyone by email, nor can I check to see if the server is back to normal or not. Talk about bad luck I guess. If it's not one thing it's another I swear.
All of this started on a Sunday afternoon and into the evening.
My internet connection was related to this new company that took over recently. For some reason they have a habit of reassigning ip addresses fairly often, and at the most random times. When they do internet access is unavailable for 15 minutes to 1 hour. You would think they would wait until 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM to do this, but they seem to just do it whenever. All I can do is sit, wait and hope it starts working again, which is why I wrote this up. I couldn't do much else any way. How frustrating and irritating.
All this technology and stuff most of us can't live without is great when it is working properly, but there will definitely never be 100% up time, online, or success rate.
At any rate what are the changes of working on a website and having it quit on you, and your own internet connection at the same time? Fairly rare I would say.