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Typical — just when I’m having fun messing about with Amazon Web Services, almost every Amazon site in the world breaks down…

USA

UK

Canada

Yorkshire

Germany

France

…I almost got the full set, but Amazon Japan is still going strong…

Japan

Given Amazon’s dominance, I wonder how much it’s costing them in lost sales per minute to have their entire Western World web presence offline? By my reckoning, they’ve been offline for at least 30 minutes now.

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Okay, I’ve never seen any episodes of Saturday Night Live, so the recent spate of “more cowbell” posts went straight over my head (leaving a very unflattering centre parting).  Thank God for Wikipedia 😉

Anyway, never one to willingly miss a passing bandwagon, here’s my contribution…