So, DreamHost (who hosts this site) went down tonight. Hard. Nothing was working. I wasn’t sure what to make of it until I saw this:
Due to a typing error on our primary router while trying to block a denial of service attack, DreamHost is currently offline. This includes all email, web hosting, etc. A technician is about 15 minutes out from our datacenter to undo this mistake.
I apologize for this mistake. I was intending to be editing our non-live access-list, and edited the live one by mistake.
It would be really easy to sit here and pass judgement, and declare my intention to leave DreamHost, and all that stuff. But you know what? Accidents happen. Typos happen. And I really respect that they were honest about what happened, even though it’s rather embarrassing.
Besides, after the SQL oopsie I pulled at work today, I’m hardly one to judge.