Tag Archives: April 3

Huge Sling TV Outage On Tuesday, April 3, 2017 Spreading Into April 4.

by Anura Guruge


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Curt message at ‘help.sling.com’.


This was around 12:45am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. It was more widespread a couple of hours earlier.


This on Twitter, BUT also on Facebook. A lot of angry and unhappy customers.


In my case the ‘Sling TV‘ outage, on my Roku 3, was from 9:55pm to 11:05pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. But, from what I can glean from the Web it is still down for many — into Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Ruined my night … as it did for many.

I was SO looking forward to watching the last day of the eventful 4th Test match between South Africa and Australia while I had my dinner.

Sat down with my dinner and fired up Willow TV, on Sling.

Program came up but there was no video. Waited, waited, waited … nothing. Tried a few other … nothing. After 10 minutes I knew something was wrong. Did all my diagnostics and recycling at my end. Nothing. Other Roku channels working FINE. Checked PC. Saw that others were also having issues.

So, I was forced to eat dinner watching the news! That was frustrating.

At 11:05 I tried again. It worked.

I got to see the highlights of the last day. Made my day.

So, heads up.


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by Anura Guruge

This Day, 974 Years Ago, April 3, 1043, ‘Edward The Confessor’ Was Crowned ‘King Of England’ In Winchester Cathedral.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_the_Confessor.



I am not that au fait with all of the early English kings BUT I have read about ‘Edward’ and like what I have learned. Essentially the last but one English King prior to the Norman invasion of 1066.

I lived near Winchester from 1974 to 1981. Winchester Cathedral is very dear to I and I have spent a lot of time in it. Had a friend at IBM who was a campanologist at the Cathedral. He took me, for than once, up to bell tower to ring the bells with him and his other campanologists. That was always an experience.


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by Anura Guruge

The “Pony Express” Started Its First Ever Run This Day 157-Years Ago — April 3, 1860.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and ENJOY here. You can see ‘April 3, 1860’, quite clearly, at the top. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_Express



Google, in 2015, did a very fancy Google Doodle to mark the 155th anniversary of the “Pony Express” — but did so on April 13.

That was not wrong or a mistake. Just that very Californian Google was being CA-centric.

April 13, 10 days from April 3, was when the mail was DELIVERED to California.

Got that. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge