Fire, Power loss at Fisher Plaza in Seattle
tme at americafree.tv
Fri Jul 3 15:59:41 CDT 2009
On Jul 3, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Ben Carleton wrote:
> Yes it was.
> On Jul 3, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>> Wasn't Authorize.net affected by this? We received a support ticket
>> about why Authorize.net is down today (I don't know either, I don't
>> ask too many questions).
Authorize.net was for a while completely off the air, and companies
that relied upon them
were not getting credit card authorizations (and, thus, no ecommerce).
I think it is still only
Authorize.net has been communicating with customers mostly
(entirely ?) with twitter - they are
@AuthorizeNet with a hash tab of #authorizenet
If you go there, you will see a lot of status messages like
#authorizenet (cont.) Do not manually submit ARB transactions b/c you
run the risk of your merchants being double billed.
10 minutes ago from web
(i.e., 4:47 EDT).
You will also see a lot of posts from annoyed people if you search on
It's an interesting use of Web 2.0 for emergency communications.
>> On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Tomas L. Byrnes<tomb at byrneit.net>
>>>> Earth is a single point of failure, where is your backup site?
>>> [TLB:] Given that all my customers are on Earth, I don't need one
>>> if my
>>> customers also are "down".
>> Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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