Array is back
May 11, 2000 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Array is back and covering the fires in Los Alamos, NM, with pictures and links to sites where people who want to can help.
posted by davewiner (3 comments total)
If you want any more local information about the Los Alamos fires, you can visit The New Mexico Daily Lobo (i work here, and we're doing daily updates) or The Albuquerque Journal.

I live in Albuquerque and you can see the smoke from the Interstate. It's surreal.
posted by sugarfish at 8:49 PM on May 11, 2000

I have an uncle who lives in White Rock, and who had to evacuate to Albequerque. He's managed to keep in touch with my folks via e-mail, and they have forwarded some of his messages to me.

By the way, since array is back up, I can now see his comments on Winerlog. I see now that my previous interpretation of his comments was mistaken, but I still wonder wat his reasons were for shutting down for those few days.
posted by harmful at 7:17 AM on May 12, 2000

If you want my read, here it is.

A busy professional web designer out of generosity in his spare time puts up a bunch of graphics to help a product and community that he's part of.

Someone who yearns for attention turns them into something the designer abhors. The designer mistakenly appeals to the professionalism of the other person and gets slammed by huge amounts of flamemail. "Censorship!" says the crowd of miscreants. Oy.

In a cry of protest, the designer who is powerless to make it stop does the only thing he can do which is shut down the site. This as it turns out is pointless, because the "discussion" just moves to different places.

Eventually the electronic flames run out of energy, and in an amazing case of synchronicity, the flames show up in the forests of New Mexico.
posted by davewiner at 7:47 AM on May 12, 2000

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