Worth reading: Niall Kennedy camped out by Six Apart's headquarters to get the scoop on the TypePad outage. He chatted with Anil Dash, Six Apart's vice president of professional products, about the ongoing reliability issues. His TypePad blog has the in-depth interview and a podcast link. A few of Anil's comments on why the site went down:
I saw somebody describe it as "a perfect storm" today or it was like a "lightning strike." I felt a little bit like Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls the football out. It was absolutely one of those situations where we had tackled the problems that caused application performance issues in the past and we wanted to make sure we were bulletproof. At the point where we are kind of putting up another line of defense we kind of hit ourselves on the head and got knocked out. The timing was terrible and it just one of those things where Murphy's Law will just always in.