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The Internet hates UC Berkeley

Posted By Deborah Lee On Jan 20, 2012 @ 3:21 pm In News | Comments Disabled

ComputersssIt’s been a strange time for the Internet recently. CalMail traumatized students and faculty forever, Megaupload.com met its demise [1]and, in a strange twist of fate, there was a mass outage [2]of approximately 80 campus department websites (mostly Letters & Science) since January  17 due to a hardware failure at Dreamhost [3], the hosting provider for many of Cal’s web pages. There is no estimated date when the sites will be back up due to the large number of clients affected by the hardware failure, but the Dreamhost blog [4]is regularly posting updates on the recovery process. In the meantime, the main L&S page [5] is still up and offers departmental contact information [6]as well a brief overview of each major [7] for those poor, poor souls who are still modifying their Fall schedules.

Speaking of CalMail traumatizing students and faculty, we mentioned earlier this week [8] that there was a recent announcement [9]that Google Apps for Education [10]will replace CalMail and CalAgenda as the main email/calendar service for the campus. The campus will stay on CalMail and CalAgenda during the migration process, which will be progressing throughout this year. We look forward to the inevitable bear-related name (GoogleBears? GoOski?) of the new service that will surely compliment Bear Facts and Tele-BEARS with great interest.

Image source: psd [11] under Creative Commons

L&S Websites Unavailable [UC Berkeley iNews [2]]

Announcing Google as new campus email and calendar platform [UC Berkeley iNews [9]]


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[1] Megaupload.com met its demise : http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g0HiB0PrdprLqIHlwUdYtB05l2sA?docId=c93737704b504930a11fc307d67b674d

[2] mass outage : http://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jan-Feb2012/LS-outage

[3] Dreamhost: http://dreamhost.com/

[4] Dreamhost blog : http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2012/01/17/web-vps-host-homie-vserver154-being-moved-to-new-hardware/

[5] the main L&S page: http://ls.berkeley.edu/

[6] departmental contact information : http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/major/contact.html

[7] overview of each major: http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/major/majorlist.html

[8] we mentioned earlier this week: http://clog.dailycal.org/2012/01/18/welcome-back-cal-bears/

[9] recent announcement : http://inews.berkeley.edu/articles/Jan-Feb2012/GoogleAppsEd

[10] Google Apps for Education : http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/edu/

[11] psd: http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/7062938/

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