Unintended consequences

I'm facinated by unintended consequences. Tiny, or apparently unrelated acts, can hugely impact people's lives. The introduction of rabbits in Austalia is a good example. One expatriate British landowner wanted a little of his home country and so brought out 24 rabbits for hunting to Australia. Within ten years, millions of rabbits plagued Austalia, destroyed… Continue reading Unintended consequences

This twitter is undergoing “planned maintenance”

Proving that despite their inability to cope with massive demand, Twitter still has a sense of humor (and following up from their page-not-found error), here's twitter's 500 (server error) page which has been available for all to see for much of the last 24 hours: Not a great advert for Ruby on Rails (on which the… Continue reading This twitter is undergoing “planned maintenance”