ISN Postscript

ISN service was restored at about 12:15 a.m. The following appeared in ISN’s System Bulletins section (annoyingly only available to ISN-connected IP addresses, and even then you need a username and password):

Computers Do Thing
Friday, May 25 2001

Never believe that computers don’t think, because they chose the one day I was out in Georgetown visiting family to blow up. Our connection to the Internet went down sometime this evening (around 8:15pm) and came back up an hour later. This was caused by our border router (the machine that all our traffic goes through before it reaches the rest of the Internet) crashing, probably due to a dead air conditioner. The router (and the air conditioner) have been fixed, and we are not expecting any more problems. We appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our users.

Charles Tassell
System Administrator
That’s a pretty good service bulletin, and certainly more honesty and wit than Island Tel has ever mustered.