Rumble: Skype Down, World Speechless

Skype is down, worldwide. Since yesterday. Engineers don't understand it. They said the bug has been in the software since years, but never caused a problem.

I love software problems which appear all of a sudden. And it is worse when they solve themselves all of a sudden too (so you don't know when they will re-appear). Ah, the software gurus must be having a ball now. I miss those times. For the moment, I am into more boring stuff. Such as trying to solve world hunger. Pffft.

Anyway. So if you are a fervent Skypee, you will have to be patient. Or use the normal landline (full post)

5 comments:

Anonymous,  17 August, 2007 21:16  

Hello, we bumped into this blog for chance... umhhhh.... gone through it for curiosity ... umhhh... we are afraid you have a too high opinion of yourself and of what you do... if you do ... a little thought about this world "speechless" all in a sudden ... many people ... forced to live away from their families .. and not with a lot of money to spend .... because any penny they get ... they need to save it and send it back home.. might really not enjoy of the fact they cannot longer use skype ... may be just to send their love to .. don't know.. let's say... their child who is not very well...or simply because they need to speak to someone.. that was just a very easy example... we are not gurus... but we just think... we hope you are really able to solve the problem of the hunger in the world... meanwhile... enjoy your sailing cruises and quite nice accomodations in Rome... UN can easily afford it... Obviously we are not expecting this comment will be approved hence published…Cheers

vagabondblogger 18 August, 2007 07:56  

There's been a couple of articles in the New York Times about Skype's recent problems. Don't use landlines to call the USA or you'll be bugged! (New FISA Law)

It's obvious from the states you travel to, and the type of work you do, that you could be a threat to the vital interests of our country (sarcasm here).

Btw, glad to see you're back.

Anonymous,  18 August, 2007 08:37  

"Ah, the software gurus must be having a ball now. I miss those times. For the moment, I am into more boring stuff. Such as trying to solve world hunger. Pffft."

a statement a bit over the top...

Peter Casier 20 August, 2007 07:05  

Hmmm... It seems at least two people did not read the self criticism in the statement "For the moment, I am into more boring stuff. Such as trying to solve world hunger."

Hi Vagabondblogger:
Good to see you back online too! ;-) Yeah, it is a fact that international lines to the US are monitored. I am not too sure, though, that Skype would be much safier in terms of confidentiality, even though it is meant to be peer to peer! In the end, it runs over a public pipe...

p.

vagabondblogger 20 August, 2007 07:39  

Yeah, true on that. That's why we got Vonage. We got tired of all the clicking sounds on our phones. Skype is cool though.

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