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catland
08-15-2003, 03:02 PM
So here I am, on the west coast, minding my own business.

Ok ok, so I decided go to our "local" internet site to check out my "local" news, weather, etc - and here's what I got:

"While we power up and restore our servers after Thursday's Northeast power outages, this page will be your link to blackout coverage on the Internet."

I'm 3000 miles away!

geez - no wonder Oregon's economy is in the toilet! We don't even host our own websites for our own local news.
:eek:

2kitties
08-15-2003, 03:21 PM
if it makes you feel any better catland, my host server is in Washington. I know that isn't Oregon, but it's close.

IttyBittyKitty
08-16-2003, 08:41 PM
It's just as bad here in Australia. Thanks to our Luddite of an IT and communications minister, our IT industry is steadily going backwards! Yes, he is a Luddite, he only recently obtained an e-mail address.

Much of our IT is outsourced to India, where they pay programmers 2 c an hour or whatever the slave wage is. Sweatshop programming, who would have thought? Most of the big companies here use this service rather than pay Aussie programmers decent rates.