Facebook post-mortems...

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Tue Oct 5 15:17:28 UTC 2021

On 10/5/21 16:59, Matthew Kaufman wrote:

> Disagree for two reasons:
> 1. If you have some DNS working, you can point it at a static “we are 
> down and we know it” page much sooner.

Isn't that what Twirra is for, nowadays :-)...

> 2. If you have convinced the entire world to install tracking pixels 
> on their web pages that all need your IP address, it is rude to the 
> rest of the world’s DNS to not be able to always provide a prompt (and 
> cacheable) response.

Agreed, but I know many an exec that signs the capex cheques who may 
find "rude" not a noteworthy discussion point when we submit the budget.

Not saying I think being rude is cool, but there is a reason we are 
here, now, today.

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