I can't believe they're getting away with that -- could you imagine a carrier blocking Square on the iPhone?
I've been using the built-in Coda stuff (which you can trick to work with SSH keys instead of passwords) and it's been completely transparent to me -- you can even drag stuff to the left panel to upload so I don't have to fire up a FTP program, having a terminal right there is handy, and I do all my SVN stuff directly from the sandbox, as God and Barry intended.
Huge congrats! That's a really amazing physical feat.
I've been traveling with mine with no problems, though I did get a more extensive bag search the other day.
I was enjoying some delicious BBQ but I left and got to a computer as soon as possible when a colleague called me.
Of course we have all of those things, but even though the code was rolled back quickly it had already done damage which we had to assess and repair very deliberately, which extended the downtime beyond just rolling back the code. If you're curious, it was changeset #25,958 that caused the problem.
This had nothing to do with TechCrunch -- it was 100% our fault and took down many millions of blogs besides this one.
Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio are the main DCs. DNS and backups are mirrored off-site in about half a dozen additional geographic locations.
500/mo is the cost of a decent, single, managed server. On VIP they get hundreds of servers across multiple datacenters, which can handle basically any amount of traffic they can possible get, and are highly redundant and reliable save for when we screw the pooch like today.