i was just reading up on the Sea-Me-We-4 and FLAG FEA submarine cable outages. These are two big fiber-optic internet pipes that carry large volumes of IP traffic between countries, connecting different regions of the world. In this case, the cables connected most of southern Asia with Europe, and from there, the rest of the world.


But there’s more!

There is a story on CNN about a third cable, performing the same service, that has been cut.

Coincidence? Two out of three is a coincidence. This looks coordinated.


i’m going to be 32 in one month.

that’s 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2.

and i decided to look up what was happening that day, february 28, 1976. i’ve been told i was born around ten pm that evening.

it was a saturday night. andy kaufman guest starred on snl that night. “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”

it too was an election year, as well as a leap year.

apparently the grammy awards were held that night. it must have been hard for my dad to miss it.

there was a hockey game between two teams called the Cincinnati Stingers and the Houston Aeros. the stingers lost.

“Dr. Boonsanong Punyodyana fell to an assassin’s bullet
at about 1:30 a.m. on 28 February, 1976.”

The Theme from “S.W.A.T.”, the television program, reached #1 on the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 singles chart in the United States on Saturday, February 28, 1976.

Madagascar recognized the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Western Sahara’s government in exile.

I share my birthday with Australian rugby player Darren Albert, actress Ali Larter, Australian Olympic swimmer Angela Kennedy, and Mexican American Professional wrestler Jeffery Aaron Aguilera.