Saturday, August 4, 2012

Olympic Hook-Ups

The company behind a popular dating app for gay men has denied that the influx of athletes and tourists to London for the Olympic Games was behind a sustained disruption to service.
Grindr, an app which displays a list of nearby users based on proximity, and allowing them to exchange messages and pictures, had experienced significant downtime in its services last week.

The downtime coincided with the arrival of many of the London 2012 athletes to the UK’s capital city – prompting British paper the Daily People to write that the arrival of the athletes had placed unprecedented demand on the service.

“It happened almost as soon as the teams got here,” its reported quoted one Londoner as saying. “Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to bag a local.”

Grindr chief executive Joel Simkhai admitted his frustrations with the downtime, and describing the problems as “a challenging thing to address”.

“We’re confident that we got the problem under control, and we put additional measures in place to prevent this kind of disruption from happening again,” he said.

In a further statement to tech news website the Daily Dot, though, the company denied any fanciful suggestions that excessive demand from Olympians had been the cause.

“While we’d love to believe that the best-built men in the world all dressed up in Lycra and congregating in one place can generate a huge increase in Grindr traffic,” the company chuckled, “we can say with confidence that the arrival of the Olympic teams had little or no effect on our server.”

John Joe Nevin - Irish Olympic Boxer

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor of Ireland has become an icon as the greatest amateur female boxer of all time with four world titles and five European titles.

Irish Olympic Moments

David McCann and Nicolas Roche competed in the Men's Road Race for Ireland.

Darren O'Neill

John Joe Nevin

Eoin Rheinisch

 Chloe Magee

 Adam Nolan

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

Hannah Craig

 Aoife Clark

 Anna Merveldt

Cute Animals

OMG...You got extra cheese!
New Born Babies Saying Hello

Complete with Top Hat and Tails

Come on Man, give me five, don't leave a brother hanging!

Too Cute

Proud Mom

Beautiful Face

I see dead people!

Dog Park Bathroom

So....You're home early.