When I started the viewer this morning a look at the status info at the top right showed all was good. The news links bottom left concurred. Happily clicking the Connect button (did they copyright 'Connect'?) I was rewarded with an offline for database maintenance message. Figuring the viewer information might be wrong I checked sources directly.
- The official blog showed nothing different from the news links in the viewer.
- There was nothing amiss on the Grid Status page.
- Second Life™'s main Web page showed nothing out of the ordinary.
- Friends Online switched to the super secret status page
Now the amusing part ...
As I was initially publishing this post I rechecked everything and found that a status alert had been added, but somehow some friends managed to log in.
Right. Maybe I had been tried to log in before the wave crested. Probably these folks were in-world before log-ins where closed. But information dissemination from the powers on hand can be much better organized.