Sitetruth.com was inaccessible due to a denial of service attack on our hosting provider’s routing servers from 0624 PST to 1155 PST today. The system is now functioning normally.
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We now offer a Firefox/Internet Explorer search plug-in for SiteTruth. This plug-in makes SiteTruth search easily available in your browser toolbar.
When SiteTruth locates a business, it now maps its location. This feature is experimental, and feedback would be appreciated.
We’ve also added one-click access to Securities and Exchange Commission filings for a business.
SiteTruth is now using data from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to help identify companies. We are now able to provide a valid business address for larger companies that may not be listed in “Yellow Pages” type directories. We now provide some basic financial data for some companies. This gives web users an idea of the size of the company they’re dealing with.
We’ve made some minor updates, in preparation for major ones. Big changes are in the works.
In this round, the main SiteTruth.com page was redesigned, we have a new color scheme, and some server upgrades were made. We had several brief outages during upgrading, but are now back up.
Meanwhile, as a digression, we offer SiteTruth Classic, our search engine in a steampunk format.
AdRater 1.1 has been released and approved as an official Firefox extension. This update to our AdRater plug-in, which rates Google ads as they appear on web pages, will now work on versions of Firefox from 2.0 to 3.6.
SiteTruth.com was down for two hours this morning due to a power outage at Codero’s Phoenix, AZ data center. According to Codero:
At approximately 8:00AM Central Time, utility power to our Phoenix data center and the surrounding area was cut. The City of Phoenix has not yet informed us of what caused this issue. Upon failure of utility power, backup generator fired-up as designed but the switching gear failed to transfer load to the backup power. Codero staff immediately contacted all of our power vendors as well as building maintenance since the transfer gear and generator are not owned by Codero and are out of our physical control. Unfortunately, the electrical group which could manually transfer the load did not arrive before our UPS and battery loads diminished, and electrical service shutdown.
Upon arriving, faulty breakers had to be replaced before they were able to transfer the load to the backup power source. Shortly after this transfer, utility power was restored, and the PHX data center is currently back on utility power.