(Bruce Lewis) Every year the Internet is filled with pranks and jokes, most of them not very funny. Some of us have had enough. If you don't want to participate in this annual festival of mediocre humor, there's a Firefox add-on for you. It's called Do Not Fool. Analagous to "Do Not Track", it notifies web sites that you do not wish to be fooled. If you aren't already running Firefox 4, it's worth upgrading just to get this add-on.
On OurDoings, if you've turned on "Do Not Fool" and visit any day page that ends in 04-01, you'll be redirected to a photo of llamas busily ignoring April Fools Day. With the option turned off (but why would you do that?) the normal page appears. Be careful! There are a lot of silly people out there.
(Bruce Lewis) Right now a lot of modern web sites are temporarily unavailable: Quora, Reddit, Foursquare, Hootsuite and FriendFeed are among the notable ones. They all rely on a service called Amazon EC2 to host their services.
OurDoings does not make use of EC2 and remains available. We do make use of another Amazon service, S3, for backups. S3 remains available, and OurDoings' continuous backup system is running normally. In the event S3 does become unavailable, OurDoings will catch up after S3 recovers, backing up all photos that couldn't be backed up during the outage. Similarly, if you queue photos to go to Facebook and Facebook is unavailable, OurDoings will later catch up and post them for you.
In the event OurDoings itself becomes unavailable, you can email photos or put them in your Dropbox, and they will be posted after the service is back. But we strive to be there whenever you are. Generally, posting your photos to OurDoings serves as a single instant backup, and redundant backups within minutes. Keep those memories safe!