Uh, is this thing on?
Or maybe, you know, you’re just watching Netflix one evening, and right when you’re in the last five seconds of a football game — about to find out whether or not the Dillon Panthers won the Texas state championship — it just stops. And you’re saying, “HEY! Did they win or lose?!” followed by “HEY! Is Netflix not working for everyone or just me?” followed by “Am I cursed? Or is everyone doomed?” followed by your husband saying, “You’re so dramatic! It’s just a television show,” followed by your anger.
Maybe you’ve been there before. Maybe you’ve called your mom in the middle of the night to make her check on her computer. (I plead the 5th.) Maybe you’ve pulled a blanket over your face in hopes it’d fix itself. Maybe you’ve called me.
Possible and real life reasons your site may appear to be down to you
- the Internet is down in your current location
- the website is stuck in the computer’s cache
- you’re in a fancy office building that has a network server; it may be blocked or stuck in the server’s cache of sorts
- your website hosting‘s down, for real, like seriously, get that fixed
You can find out whether or not you should direct your anger at your Internet service provider or at Netflix. And you won’t have to call your mom, or your cousin, or some estranged friend you haven’t spoken to in years (but maybe you should call them anyway, at a decent hour).
This website may not tell me how an episode of my favorite television show ended, but it will answer the main question:
“Is it just me, or…?”
Use it. It’s smart. And my mom really likes it. She sleeps better at night now.