Don't shoot messenger…

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In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said “only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government”. The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.

Tumbocalypse

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No sooner had I flicked the switch moving the site than there was a 36 hour outage. The experiment persists for now, but I’ll be keeping a close eye on things. Yesterday afternoon, during planned maintenance that was not intended to interrupt service, an issue arose that took down a critical database cluster. This brought down our entire network while our engineers worked feverishly […]