This weekend, Dropbox experienced an outage that lasted far too long. A wing of hacker collective Anonymous claimed credit for the outage, saying it performed a database hack, which turned out to be a hoax. However, the group maintained that it did hit Dropbox with a DDoS attack, which was timed to coincide with the site's scheduled maintenance. Dropbox has strongly denied the hack, but it hasn't said anything about the claim of a DDoS attack, which seems odd. The company has talked around it by carefully describing the post-mortem. 'On Friday at 5:30 PM PT, we had a planned maintenance scheduled to upgrade the OS on some of our machines. During this process, the upgrade script checks to make sure there is no active data on the machine before installing the new OS,' reads the post-mortem blog post in part. 'A subtle bug in the script caused the command to reinstall a small number of active machines. Unfortunately, some master-slave pairs were impacted which resulted …
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Now that the dust has settled for Axiom, which moved into its new residence at 1702 Washington Ave. on Feb. 27, word about the historic Fire Station No. 6 in Houston's Sixth Ward is spreading like ... well, wildfire.
In a good way, of course. On Thursday, Pat Hernandez of KUHF-FM 88.7 (Houston Public Radio/NPR) visited Fire Station No. 6 and was impressed with its restoration. He interviewed Axiom President Tom Hair for a segment that aired during drive time on Thursday evening and Friday morning, and is posted on the KUHF website.
The next day, Whitney Radley of CultureMap, Houston's go-to source for what's hip in Houston, stopped in for a tour. She was the first reporter to stand on the roof of the building, which offers a coveted view of downtown Houston.