The Day When Gmail Was Caught Nude In Public

Oh yes, there’s proof!

It all happened when Firefox was on it’s way to display my Gmail Inbox, but instead of displaying the usual Gmail inbox page, the browser landed in Gmail’s FTP directory. I found it interesting to peep in a little bit, because not only is this unusual, it was also fascinating enough to give me an adrenaline rush!

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Screen 3 (Click to view the larger version)

What’s surprising is that Gmail was in this state for a long 10 – 12 minutes and generally, this could happen due to a couple of technical reasons. Oh and did you see the third screen shot? I wonder what were those for.

  • SuperBlogTips

    This is really interesting, a couple of days ago google also had a problem where by all results within a search displayed “this page may conatin a security risk”. Maybe there getting to big for there boots

  • really interesting! I hope google does its development online… :). As in most of the cases there are test environments, and then production! I would also like to see such things on my gmail…but that would be my luck!

  • Raj

    To SuperBlogTips-
    True, this means that Google is at its toes for keeping its products up to date and as a result, some of the updates go buggy at times.

    To Tejaswini-
    Yes, it is a matter of luck and time when you witness these interesting situations.

  • Sonali

    I'm feeling more and more techno-greeky after reading all of this!!! 🙁

  • Raj

    Good for you Sonali 🙂

  • Sonali

    Thanks Raj… though what i'm reading is a "she's so dated" smirk…. siiigh! lol. yeah so i love drama.. sue me! 🙂

  • Raj

    Oh! blame my browser for the misunderstanding. I did not mean to be offensive at all. My browser goofed up and is not displaying emoticons at all and which changed the meaning of your comment "I'm feeling more and more techno-greeky after reading all of this!!!"

    If you have any questions regarding any portion of this article, feel free to drop in your comment.. 🙂

  • Sonali

    haha! no issues… i know i'm a dinosaur when it comes to technology and all things related… lol.

    PS: You've spelt renowned wrong. Sorry.. But i can't see a grammatical error and ignore it… occupational hazard! 🙂

  • Raj

    It's OK as you are not the lone dinosaur 🙂 and yes, thanks for spotting the error.

  • Sonali

    like i said, occupational hazard! 🙂

    I may not be the lone dinosaur but i sure feel like the biggest one!

  • Chirag64

    I wonder what songs would be present in Google’s servers :-/