Saturday, December 31

Yahoo Search New Year's Eve Outage

So far, Yahoo's search results have been offline for at least an hour. Perhaps a hard disk failure(s)? As the tech team here at Globalspec would say, "SCSI go pooh", in technical terms.

Look's like the folks watching the search server clusters at Yahoo are out enjoying a Happy New Year's! I bet somewhere, someone, has a beeper going off and they are headed back to the office. Hopefully the partying hasn't gotten too far along or this could take awhile ;-). Remember geeks don't let other geeks drive drunk.

Also of note, this means that Rolly-o is down, because it uses Yahoo search.

Since I don't have a beeper, (sorry, Kathleen!) I'm heading out to celebrate.

Happy new year's!


  1. Anonymous1:53 AM EST

    yahoo search is fine with me.

  2. It's was probably fixed, it just took them a few hours. A significant outage.

  3. Kathleen2:05 PM EST

    I feel sorry for those system administrators!

    -- Here's to being thankful that I don't carry a pager. :o)

  4. Anonymous4:31 AM EST

    Great blog Jeff, jeep up the good work.

  5. Anonymous4:32 AM EST

    The last one was from Steve Abott