Terror attacks in London

I’ve lived in London for 11 years now.. and have seen IRA bombs, that nail bomber dude who bombed Brixton, the East End and Soho and various other scares, confusion and rumours.

37+ dead, 700 injured. God it’s sad… But I know that Londoners are a tough lot. I was out in Crystal Palace tonight nursing a red wine, and the overall feeling in the bar was of.. I survived, is that all you’ve got? It’s terrible what happened to those who’ve lost their lives, or limbs, or whatever… but I want to talk about how proud everyone was yesterday, after we got the Olympic games, there was a real sense of coming together, and pride, and that’s some comfort during these times. It must be horrible being underground and facing all that…

Work wise, my other thoughts are that this terror attack has been captured by regular folk with camera phones, and even the BBC is showing camera footage…. the BBC severs have taken a right slapping this week. Martin has all the screen grabs.

4 Responses to “Terror attacks in London”

  1. 1 Doug July 8, 2005 at 12:07 am

    Glad to see you’re OK mate.

    The homepage team (and helpers) did a fantastic job today. And props to News and the Internet Ops the guys throwing everything at the servers.

    I grabbed a shot of our bandwidth use this afternoon. 50,000+ streams and 10gigbits/sec of bandwidth:


    This is double yesterdays Olympic levels. I think hits were coming in at ~500 per second which is almost 2 million an hour.

  2. 2 Alan Fraser July 8, 2005 at 6:48 am

    I apologize. I muffed the Trackback by pointing it back to an archive page rather than the true Permalink. Feel free to delete it.

  1. 1 Phantasmablogia Trackback on July 8, 2005 at 5:05 am
  2. 2 Dizzy Girl Trackback on July 9, 2005 at 6:58 am

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