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Filed under 'skype'

December 30, 2010

CIO update: Post-mortem on the Skype outage

Interesting post-mortem on the Skype downtime last week. Due to a bug in the client version used by 50% of their users (which had already been patched in a newer release), a small server overload feedbacklooped into taking out their entire P2P system.

An increasing number of services are forcibly updating their users clients (most notably, Google Chrome, which pushes releases to users without notification or interaction). How long until we reach a point that this is the norm?

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May 15, 2006

Free calls to all landlines and mobile phones within the US and Canada - Skype Blogs

US Skype users can now use it to phone anywhere in the US or Canada. This is going to be painful for the mobile companies — I’m sure a large part of their money comes from people using the “free” longdistance that your minutes bring.

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March 21, 2006

Silver Needle in the Skype

Reverse-engineering the heavily obfuscated Skype binary and protocol.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.