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Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Dave!Well poop on a biscuit.

Nothing quite like needing to research something, finding out that the information you have to have is on a government-funded site, then going to the site only to find THIS staring back at you...


Government Lapse


So... to sum up...

I need to make sure something is in compliance with government standards.

The government standards are made available from government-funded entities.

Now that the government is shut down, those government-funded entities are no longer available.

But I still have to comply with the government standards, even though I have no way of knowing what they are.

Just when I think things can't get any more fucked-up than they already are, the government has to come along and prove me wrong.

Alrighty then.

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  1. What a scam. I’m just so sure keeping those servers running consumes a huge amount of labor. *eyeroll*

  2. Seriously, do all these government agencies pay for their web service by the day? I mean, you don’t see most websites disappearing until a month of so of not paying for service…

  3. This is bullshit. Websites don’t require constant maintenance by someone on the payroll…I don’t understand why websites are down during this spat.

  4. martymankins says:

    The irony of government in a nutshell (the key word being ‘nut’)

  5. Ren says:

    My non-researched understanding of the issue with federal web site unavailability is that they blocked everything at the firewall layer due to the IT department employees being furloughed and thus unavailable to respond to any hacking attempts.

    I hear that they’ve subsequently had at least some of the IT department come back (unpaid?) as minimal staff to allow at least some of the websites to be back up.

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