Browser Crash on the Metafilter Expressway May 15, 2006 2:44 PM   Subscribe

This morning at work my browser crashed instantly every time I tried to go to MeFi. Wha' Happened?
posted by TedW to Bugs at 2:44 PM (12 comments total)

Both Firefox and IE on a Windows machine, tried it with cookies on and off. The RSS feed kept updating, so the site was up; in fact, I tried using the RSS feed to go directly to a post and bypass the front page without success. I get home this afternoon and everything works fine on my wife's windows laptop. Is this a MeFi problem or related to the network at my office? There has never been a problem accessing MeFi from work before, and the rest of the interweb seemed to work fine today. Just curious, although not being able to enjoy a good MeTa flamout at work could really make the day drag on.
posted by TedW at 2:49 PM on May 15, 2006

Today has not been Metafilter's best day.
posted by ND¢ at 2:55 PM on May 15, 2006

I had the same issue. If I kept IE open eventually it would unlock and show a 504 BAD GATEWAY error so I'm assuming this was some kind of DNS issue, though I'm not especially knowledgable on such things.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:58 PM on May 15, 2006

P0wned, n00b.
posted by selfnoise at 3:00 PM on May 15, 2006

You spelled pwned wrong, n00b.
posted by Loto at 3:27 PM on May 15, 2006

This morning, it was working perfectly for me except that MetaTalk didn't work at all.
posted by smackfu at 3:40 PM on May 15, 2006

There were some dns issues this morning that would make new dns requests to metafilter time out. This had the weird side effect of letting any metafilter urls you had already loaded [in the same session? I'm not sure] work while others would die. So, I could load but not until the dns server was rebooted. This may have something to do with your problem.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:42 PM on May 15, 2006

dns server was down this morning. Dunno why it would "crash" your browser though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:49 PM on May 15, 2006

Wha' Happened?

Someone set up us the bomb.
posted by twiggy at 4:16 PM on May 15, 2006

twiggy: Totally different pop culture reference.
posted by ODiV at 8:52 PM on May 15, 2006

ODiV got it. Anyway, its working fine for me now, so whatever it is is fixed.
posted by TedW at 5:51 AM on May 16, 2006

have poured hot grits down my pants. Thank you.
posted by antifreez_ at 3:21 PM on May 16, 2006

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