Archive for August, 2009

As we speak now, Twitter is under a Denial Of Service(DOS) attack. No more details are available. People have been experiencing trouble accessing twitter for a few hours,but there was no confirmation on what exactly is happening. You can read here what they have to say about the incident. They are almost completely recovered but the API clients are still experiencing a timeout.

Techs suspect its a case of DDOS or Distributed DOS where the attacker causes infected computers to attack the target by sending large volumes of requests. Unconfirmed reports are coming in that Facebook is also suffering from a few glitches.

But the funny part is that some people are cosidering it as the signs of “End of Days”…lol.

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It has been sometime since I started noticing this, but now its getting more and more serious. I no more do a lot of things which I used to do previously. Somebody in family said I am not doing things around, I told them I am now busy with my work and can no more spend a lot of time on such things..

Well, that was a big lie. I dont take my work home. That means I have absolutely nothing to do after 5.30 pm. The story wasnt same when I used to be a student. I used to have a project or some kinda extra work to keep me occupied. But despite of all that I was a regular gamer, used to spend a lot of time on phone and too much time in front of TV. I used to go for a movie once in a while as well. But now, with all that free time I am doing none of these.

The job not only gave me a lot of free time but also a new mobile connection which is an almost free kinda thing. But still I am making half the phone calls I used to make. Everyday I start with decisions to call up one of my friends and end up the day with another name in the “to-call” list. I am becoming lazy even to type an sms…even to post a tweet. Then comes the gtalk thing. Previously I was too cautious not to miss even a single IM. But now sometimes I dont answer to an IM even if I am in front of the PC(not always ok..). And now recently I have even stopped updating my blog. That is not something usual. See this post came after such a long time, that this whole interface seems strange for me now.

The worst part is with gaming. People who knew me for sometime will also know how much I loved gaming. Even thats stopped now. I downloaded COD 5 long back but still dinn even install it..I clearly remember how I played COD 4. The same day i got the disc, I finished it in one stretch of of 6 hours gameplay. Hmmm..its been a while playing CS as well.

So what am I doing these days..I am not sure. Till a couple of days back Arjun used to be at home,and we saw a few films together. Now that he is gone, I dont know what will happen to the filmy evenings. Is it the TV..no..my TV blew up. Its in a blackout. So untill I buy a new one there is no TV. The computer? Yeah it is the computer..that I know, but what am I doing with it..nothing much. Random reading. Thats what happens most time. Eating wikipedia is another thing. Then learning totally weird things…things like Mil-dot ranging for long range shooting, counter interrogation tactics,…what am I going to do with them..save the world?? I dont know. Then there is a lot of youtube viewing as well.

I think its high time I need to find a girlfriend, otherwise I might get married to wiki or youtube…is there a section 377 something that talks about a man-machine affair…