When wordpress went down...!

The early morning of June 11th (or June 10 evening for the folks in US west coast) saw wordpress.com going down! This is the first time that I remember such a big outage ever since I started with wordpress. It was just giving an error message saying "Wordpress will be back shortly!". Millions of blogs hosted on wordpress were affected because of this. Also non-wordpress hosted blogs using wordpress were affected for their stats. As the stats plugin uses API keys issued by wordpress.
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Majority of wordpress blogs are up now and rest are slowly crawling back to normalcy. The main site is yet to be restored.

Written on June 11, 2010