Thursday, August 22, 2013

Song of the Day: Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun

Here is a blast from the past.  The Violent Femmes.  Brings me right back to high school in Milwaukee.  As you might guess, the Femmes were very popular in Milwaukee since they are from that area.

Anyway, here is one of their best-known songs:
"Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes - Lyrics"

I saw these guys in concert, at Summerfest, in the early 90's I believe.  One of the BEST concerts I have ever seen.

Ah the memories!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

40% of the Internet?

Did you hear about the Google outage last Friday?  There are lots of links, lots of stories, but I'd like to focus on one aspect of the story.

From Forbes:
"Analyzing Friday's Google Outage"

The aspect I'd like to focus on?  This:

When Google went down, worldwide internet traffic dropped by 40%.  40%!!!

Again, from Forbes:
"Fascinating Number: Google Is Now 40% Of The Internet"

From the article:
Actually, there are two impressive and fascinating numbers here. The first is that Google does seem to be, in all its manifestations and forms, 40% of all internet traffic. The other is that while going down in its entirety wasn’t a particularly great advertisement for the firm, bringing it all back up in only 11 minutes was a great advertisement for them. After all, screw ups and mistakes happen it’s how quickly and effectively one cleans up afterwards that is the real test.
40%?!?!  Wow.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Song of the Day: Black Lab - Remember

I've posted some songs by these guys in the past, time for another one.

"Black Lab - Remember Lyrics"

And an unplugged version, that I really like:

"Black Lab - Remember (unplugged)"

Do you remember?  I do.