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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

image for Twitter down, thousands of twits left without anything to do.
Nobody here but us spanners.

The Twitter social tool was invaded today by a swarm of black boxes and gigantic letters, thanks to a newly discovered error called an 'onMouseOver' exploit that allowed tweets to repost themselves repeatedly or redirect users to other websites.

The 'onMouseOver' issue is incredibly dull to explain and can cause temporary blackouts and instantaneous somnambulism in anyone attempting to understand what it means. According to one expert, this issue is even more serious than the initial problem that nearly brought Twitter to its knees.

A software engineer, who is like a normal engineer except that he has never held a spanner in his life, although his girlfriend may have, if he has one, allegedly attempted to fix the problem with the website but immediately fell into a deep and restful sleep, brought about by the monumental dullness of the problem.

Upon coming around several minutes later, the software engineer began explaining the problems he had encountered up until the moment he blacked out, no sooner had he gone two or three sentences into his report then he and his immediate supervisor both succumbed to the 'Information Technology' related sleeping sickness.

When the two men regained consciousness, the enormity of the task became clear to them, how could they fix the problem or even explain the issue to other IT professionals, if they all nodded off before a fix could be found? A crack team of hacker-boffins were brought in to tackle the predicament and take the problem apart, piece by piece.

Each boffin was given one word each to work on, although it is reported that one man saw two of the words, side by side, accidentally and lost concentration momentarily, so tougher working restrictions have been instrumented to facilitate a quick....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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