There was a wide-spread Google server outage this Monday morning, which wreaked havoc on my ability to do any work. Our Google ‘cloud’ e-mail is accessed through the Chrome browser, as are several other mission critical applications : Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Hangouts. On top of that my local internet service provider Comcast, experienced a brief outage as well.
Finally, as I turned the TV on during lunch to check on the stock market close, it was apparently time for the monthly test of the King County emergency broadcasting system. Well ! I thought. At least I will know if that 9.0 earthquake- tsunami is coming for me during the next 15 minutes!