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Feb 21, 2007

Flickr cache returns random pictures

A glitch in Flickr's database processing resulted in the occasional presentation of random pictures from the cache rather than the ones requested. No doubt some of the pictures were quite a surprise to customers expecting to see their holiday snaps. A red-faced explanation and apology is a shining example of the value of coming clean after an incident, although personally I would have liked more information about the technical issues.

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