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for those of you who may be wondering,

the skuttlebutt on twitter is that the geocaching.com website, and apparently all the groundspeak sites, are down due to a datacenter fire in seattle. no idea when it will be back up.

Geocaching.com likely to be down all day. or longer

From the Calgary forums:

After not being able to get to geocaching.com nor the Groundspeak forums I figured something was up. Sure enough, Jeremy posted this on his Twitter page about 20 minutes ago:

"Geocaching.com is down. Internap power outage - a fire at Fisher Plaza. Machines are fine but no power to the building."

Geocaching.com servers are hosted at the Fisher Plaza building near the Space Needle.

And, as of one minute ago:

"Someone at the scene said 6 inches of water in the basement from putting out the fire. Both generators are there."

"No ETA when the power is back on. People are hand carrying critical servers out of the building."

"OH "They said they'd be ecstatic if the power is back on by 6 tonight" - Geocaching.com likely to be down all day."

"Fire at Fisher Plaza was put out hours ago. They're now dealing with a melted generator and flood damage from putting out the fire."

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They are back up and running.

Elias has posted a message.
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=225664

I love it ...

BobDee wrote:

From the Calgary forums:
"Someone at the scene said 6 inches of water in the basement from putting out the fire. Both generators are there."

"Fire at Fisher Plaza was put out hours ago. They're now dealing with a melted generator and flood damage from putting out the fire."

When the IT department feels servers and emergency generators should go in the basement where they may be "safe from prying eyes" but oh, so susceptible to flooding.

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Motorcycle Mama wrote:

They are back up and running.

Elias has posted a message.
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=225664

Ya up and running smile
must be a backlog of pocket queries though...
i'm still waiting for a few that normally run just after midnight....even though they've been up for several hours.

O well...no biggie....

Pocket Queries

I logged in this morning and saw Geocaching.com is up but no pocket queries in my email. I changed my pocket query from Friday to Saturday and they instantly showed up so I have a feeling the ones from Friday aren't coming. You may want to just run the queries again.

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