Failure comes standard


TANcast for the win

August 6th, 2009 . by Andy (TANcast's #1 Ear-Rapist)

I had a little bit of Comcast info I wanted to tweet about, but Twitter went down as I was typing.

Oh, before I forget…

Dear Fucktards at Comcast: Please stop breaking the Internet by replacing valid DNS error messages with search (plus ads!) pages. If any customers want you to break their Internet access, let them opt IN, instead.

Where was I? Oh, right. Twitter.

Twitter has been down for the better part of an hour now, so I went to Facebook to bitch to my meatspace friends and family about not being able to tweet. Turns out Facebook is all kerfucked, too. Attempts to post, to filter who is displayed, or even to load some pages fail with a variety of internal Facebook errors (“AJAX timeout… Are you connected to the Internet?”) or general HTTP failures (“The page at http://facebook.com/ is taking too long to respond…”).

I grumbled to myself, then remembered I run a blog. Moments later I was typing this post and reveling in self-hosted uptime goodness.

Twitter and Facebook = FAIL

TANcast = WIN

PS: If you’re a Comcast subscriber (and oh my <deity>, do I wish there was actual competition in the broadband market), you can fix your DNS behavior by opting out of their fucktacular mess.

PPS: I’ve added “fucktard”, “kerfucked”, and “fucktacular” to my browser’s spell check dictionary.

PPPS: I’ll try to remember crowing in this post the next time I break TANcast.

4 Responses to “TANcast for the win”

  1. AndyNo Gravatar Says:

    Turns out Twitter is under Denial-of-service attack right now.

    TANcast uses the WP Super Cache plugin to help somewhat alleviate attacks, but whatever is taking Twitter down is way beyond something that a little caching could help.

    I wonder if Facebook is also under attack, or just under suckage…

  2. Tim Babb (TANcasts #1 Host/Editor Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    We at TANcast have been denying service to our site’s visitors since day one.

  3. Bryce (Tancasts #3 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    Thanks, Tim

  4. Jess (working internets #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    I am certainly digging my new Fios internet after ditching Comcast.

    Tim: ha!

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