Unfortunately, during today’s 5 hour downtime, we were not able to finish all planned data center maintenance procedures, and we plan to finish them on March 5th between the hours of 2:00 AM and 7:00 EST, so, there might be additional downtime. Again, sorry for any inconvenience.
 

Summer in the North 2008

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Monday, July 21, 2008
10:08

Svalbard   

Hi Everyone!

Greetings from Svalbard. One of the most amazing places I have ever visited!

It is so different and feels like another world. I have done a safari around the glaciers and smaller fjords of the Isfjord. Travelling with an open boat, with 7 people aboard, wearing bright orange floating suites. Seeing these orange figures marching through a barren landscape, remembers of a scene from a science fiction movie! And this time we are the aliens!

I haven't seen any live polar bears. Maybe it is for the best, lots of guns walking around. Camping along the fjord, we had a polar watch around the clock. The guide with his gun at stand-by in case of emergency.

Sitting next to the fire, in the middle of the night, not dark at all, watching out for polar bears was a wonderful moment to reflect on life. It was so silent! The only sounds made by birds.

The conclusion: Life is beautiful we must just make time to appreciate it!