Skype: What Really Happened

After all the trouble from last week I found this post about skype. On heartbeat.skype.com you can read what really happened.

[…] On Thursday, 16th August 2007, the Skype peer-to-peer network became unstable and suffered a critical disruption. The disruption was triggered by a massive restart of our users’ computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update.

The high number of restarts affected Skype’s network resources. This caused a flood of log-in requests, which, combined with the lack of peer-to-peer network resources, prompted a chain reaction that had a critical impact. […]

Very interesting.

No Advertising World

How would our world look without any advertising? Would you like it or not? Skymovies did a advertisement with a world without advertising:

And did a very nice flickr set with empty advertising displays:

Originally uploaded by Tony de Marco

I like the idea to have some areas in our cities without any advertisements! Would be nice to walk around and don’t be disturbed by all the ‘input’.

via creativereview.co.uk