Freddie Maake, who popularized the vuvuzela and irritated a metric assload of peopleThe person pictured to the right was apparently the guy who made a lot of money selling vuvuzelas. If you were annoyed by the BZZZZZ in the background of the 2010 World Cup televised games, you’d want to pistol-whip that guy.

Thursday was decidedly non-fun, mostly because a box fell over on Wednesday and our monitors didn’t pick it up. So some folks spent a lot of time chasing wild geese, some users were inconvenienced, and I had to spend the vast majority of the day fixing all the junk that had gone wrong. It’s humbling in a way. We spend a lot of time planning for various hardware and software failures, yet the real world finds a way to make all of our planning fall apart.