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Gmail Temporary Error (502)

Posted in Taz, Technical with tags , , , , , , , on August 11, 2008 by tazspaz

Well this is a first for me (but not for others as Google’s own search engine shows)!!

I’m unable to access my Gmail account!!! AAHHHH!!!!

Seems to be a theme in July as their search engine exposes, see here.

Anyone else seeing this today?

August 12, 2008 –> UPDATE!!!
Well as you can see several of you ran across this post.  Still waiting to hear if Google has anything to say about it.  Especially since it has been happening on and off as of late.  Is it a “planned upgrade”, “scheduled maintenance”, “unplanned outage”, etc etc.  All I know is as of this moment I was able to log on, approve everyone’s comments and read my daily email funnys! 😉 

Seriously though, I was able to get in and read mail.  Please note that I have several people that commented here as well as while out last night; if you have this error again try using the HTML link found in the comments of this posting.  Seems that “backdoor” worked for those desperately needing access during this “down” time.

Hotmail Out of Service?

Posted in Rants, Taz, Technical with tags , , , , on July 7, 2008 by tazspaz

Well well well.

This is an interesting new error:

If you do a search for “Hotmail” on my blog here you’ll find some other interesting errors in trying to access your hotmail account from time to time.

It appears that as of July 7, 2008 at 1800 CST (-6 GMT) this error prevails. I do not even get challenged for username and password.

Odd huh? Not even part of the Windows Live Network® ; here I thought it Hotmail was an integral part.

Netflix Site Outage?

Posted in Rants, Taz with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2008 by tazspaz

Netflix Outage?

 Okay, I’m sad now. 

Seems since the great news about NetFlix has been posted on Wall Street the NetFlix home page has gone down.  Anyone hear any news on this yet?

03/24/2008| 1115 CST
This just seen on the Netflix homepage:

Netflix Homepage announcement

03/24/2008|1600 CST
The Netflix website is still out of commission.  This is not going to be helpful for their stock offereing.  Especially so close to such a great glowing report.  The Vultures are already circling to cause damage.


03/24/2008|2100 CST
Netflix is back online at last look.  Enjoy!


Hotmail Down Again? “Live” and .Net logon as well?

Posted in Taz, Technical with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by tazspaz

Back on February 7th of this year I had a post in which many people viewed about Hotmail being down.  Here we are once again.   

For several hours now I have received the below faithful screen every time trying to log in to my hotmail account. 

It’s kind of strange for a server farm as large as Hotmail to be down like this not to mention twice in one month.  Anyone else experiencing this right now? 


(Update 0605 PST, I’m in L.A at the moment)
As you can see from the comments to this post it is not a small outage. 
This seems to be wide spread and much longer then the “blip” outages Microsoft usually experiences.   I’m starting to see news articles in searches on the topic now as well. I wonder if Microsoft will come out and say what’s happened?    

(Update 0715 PST)
Well one of the comments posted to the blog here brought up an interesting point.  Do you have any other Microsoft Live products that you use?  Products where you have to sign in with your .Net account to gain access?   
Well “Joe T” (comment post) and I do.  It appears every where I have tried so far the Live account logon using my Microsoft passport account does not work.  I have tried Hotmail, OneCare, eLearning, and support for instance and I still see the “Service Unavailable” page appear. This appears to be much more than just Hotmail.  Wonder what news media outlet will “dare” pick this issue up and run with it?

(Update 0737 PST)
Okay so “steveF” posted the Microsoft “Network Status Report” page in his comment to today’s Rant. So … Here’s the thing that made me laugh even more (let’s just forget the status reported a moment, that just made me giggle).  When you try to follow the links to the left of the page or login from there you get “Page Not Found” errors. 
So really, no issues huh?  Shrugs  S’Okay … but I don’t believe you.


You can locate the network status results here. 

(Update 1910 PST) 

Well sorry everyone, I have just about an hour ago emerged from the client’s “telecom black hole” and updated the comments awaiting moderation. As for Hotmail, Live, and .Net logon issues it appears all is well once again. Here is my question, are we really to believe that Pakistan caused the internet outages we noticed?  Read the article here.