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Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

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What a day it was, helping Firefox to set a new Guinness World Record. The Download Day is an awesome success I guess reaching more than 8 million downloads in 24 hours. It was supposed to begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 17th. It was 10.30p.m. here in Sri Lanka at that time when I tried to login to getfirefox.com but the site was down and all Firefox related sites were hit hardly by the massive crowd login in at that time. I tried couple of times but no response. Then my Internet connection got dropped may be due to a failure from the ISPs end for some reason. I couldn't login yesterday morning even but checked the progress at SpreadFirefox's Download Day page. Finally around mid-day I was able to download Firefox3 as I pledged. What a feeling it was. The people of Guinness will review the World Record attempt, so it will take a few days to know whether this made it to the Records.

Posted on 19th June 2008 05:41:22