Friday IT Fun: When the Internet Calls It Quits

With last week's outage of Amazon Web Services and the ongoing PlayStation Network issues, you're lucky I could find links that actually work for this edition. If you've found something you think other IT pros will appreciate, send an e-mail to so we can include it in next week's edition. Also, keep up with us all week long on Twitter

  • It Only Doesn't ( - I don't know about you, but I'm suffering from withdrawals of 13-year-old gamers questioning my sexuality over the PlayStation Network.
  • Facebook Is Serious Business ( – Don't worry, nobody will judge you for liking this article.  

  • Marker = Voided Warranty ( – Just imagine what would have happened to that hard drive if he used a red Sharpie…

  • Still Not Working... (YouTube) – (NSFW: language) Personal info, gone. Ability to watch Hulu on TV, inactive. Multiplayer gaming, dead. But at least it's still better than reading a book.

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