Bad Tech Karma

March 28, 2011

Last week was one of the worst tech weeks I’ve had in my life. Apart from a host of smaller issues, there was one big issue. Our hosting server crashed, and our ISP (who we’ve been with for about 8 years) had a lot of trouble getting it to work properly again. This took days (though it seems like months, no doubt), and eventually the problem even had to be escalated overseas for resolution. A real nightmare. Our sites went down, clients’ sites went down, clients’ emails were down. A disaster. Frantic emails and calls and text messages from frantic clients. Total disaster. And I was helpless.

After the fact, we’ve lost the Jayz TV site, a year’s worth of blog posts (however archived in email rss feeds), some web content, and a new developed website for a client is completely gone and has to be redone. And everyone lost precious time and money. Ouch!

I’m not sure if I should feel comforted by the following; but it seems like others had some bad tech karma last week as well.

I picked up this tweet from my good friend Melissa Attree

Melissa Attree

And this one from my good friend Sue Rutherford

Sue Rutherford

I hope this week brings us all better luck in the tech world.

How about you? Have you experienced any huge tech setbacks recently? Please share in the comments…