WordPress outage caused by a single character

Last week WordPress had a little bit of downtime. It wasn’t quite as bad as The Great WordPress Outage of 2010. That time WordPress was affected for about three hours. This time it was only about two hours.

The last outage was blamed on the ever-popular excuse of “data centers.”

This time, however, the interesting thing is, just like the Venus Mariner that had to be destroyed shortly after launch, WordPress says the problem was caused by a “single character out-of-place” in some updated code. (My emphasis added.)

Oh the joys of programming. 🙂

4 responses

  1. Damned computers! Always doing exactly what their told. The Nerve! 😆


    1. They are usually pretty good at that. Unless Microsoft Windows is involved, of course! 🙂


  2. Least they were kind enough not to use the “fat finger” excuse, like friggin Wall Street 😦


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