I’ve been meaning to do this since the Comcast DNS issues a few weeks ago, but I’ve finally put together a quick page with links to the status pages of various web services and sites. You can check the status of the Internet at http://funnelfiasco.com/internet.html. It’s a bit surprising how many sites don’t have obvious status pages. It makes sense for popular sites to have a separate server for status information that users can find when they’re having problems. I don’t have one for FunnelFiasco because this isn’t a popular site. If I ever get popular, wake me up from my faint and I’ll stand a status page up. If any of my dear readers know of sites that have status pages, send me a link or leave a comment and I’ll get it added.
I also had the chance to improve my CSS for FunnelFiasco while writing this. Over the summer, I was able to find out how to get rid of tables for pictures. Today, I mostly copied that implementation for “text tables”, or content where I use a table-like format for displaying the data, but don’t need the rigidity. There are still a few things to work out, but I’m pretty happy with it so far. Now to backport those changes into other pages.