So around 10:30 pm, I got responses from a server saying that \”document not found\” when searching something in the CMU website. I thought ok, the CMU google search must be down. Some idiot kid probably broke while trying to show off to his friends what he could do with the CMU server.
About 30 minutes later, I tried again to search using the form in Safari. Because I want to find a screen protector for my powershot s60. It doesn\’t work. I get the same message again about \”Document Not Found\”. Ok, something doesn\’t seem right. I go to the google home page and get the following.
I am shocked. I check images.google and news.google It seems as if everything is functionally normally. I im Polo and ask him what he sees. He sees the regular google page. Ok WHAT IS UP. I start thinking that someone messed with the router that I am currently leeching off of…and taht someone thought it would be funny to direct leechers to a non-google site. I spend a few minutes trying to get into the router\’s admin page to no avail. I don\’t know the default password to DLink\’s router page because…guess what, I can\’t access google (although a few minutes later, it did occur to me to use Yahoo). So I start spinning around in my chair in frustration, thinking maybe this is a sign. They want me to really study for my human factors mditerm.
I start feeling yet another pang of hunger, which comes too often these days. I start thinking about whether I should eat my fifth banana that night or whether I should bake my instant cookies. Or eat cornbread.
But I digress. I return to my computer and suddenly it works.
But sadly to my geekiness, Google was NOT hacked. It was just a DNS glitch as computers all over the world tried to find the site of Google. Strangely enough SoGoSearch is google.com.net? How is that possible? I don\’t get it. But ok. It happened earlier in May, but I wasn\’t around to witness it.