Thursday, August 14, 2008
Undersea Cable Cuttings
Do you remember the internet outages that occurred a few months ago? Well after the event, the event is still alive in some places. Some people are investigating why that happened. Some people are now preparing alternative ways to avoid internet outage due to the cutting of the cables.
But why did I write an entry now? because I came across a screenshot I took of the messages that I sent to myself during this internet outage. The browsing and even the simplest form of internet the instant messaging took a tremendous hit. See the picture below, shows the duration between me sending the message and then receiving it. Going as high as 6 minutes and 16 seconds for the “zzup”.