Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3 download day of troubles

At approximately 1:15pm during Firefox 3 "Download day 2008" world record setting thingy I attempted to browse to the official download site which I had previously visited without issue.

Out of the 10+ times I've tried to load the site it has failed 95% of the time. On one of my last visits I noticed that they were using Joomla CMS (?). I'm a bit shocked they didn't splash up a static HTML to handle the impending network tidal wave.

Presumably someone is getting paid big bucks to think about this sort of thing.

Hey Mozilla, here's a tip.

1. #/etc/init.d/apache2 stop
2. #nano /var/www/index.html
3. Insert appropriate static HTML code (make sure it validates!)
4. Save file
5. #/etc/init.d/apache2 start
6. Profit!

Upon my first few attempts to load the official site the connection failed after a long delay.

After the Firefox 3 download page finally loaded the world.swf animation failed to load.

I then noticed that to top it ALL off the download links were not correct! The download links still pointed to Firefox! Notice the strange mime data at the top of the page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How do you get 95% when you tried less than 20 times? I know that math is hard, but c'mon!