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Pitfalls of Using the Cloud

A large part of the world economy hinges on the Cloud being up and running, 24/7, for 365 days per year. So far, so good, but what happens when there’s a glitch? Just today I’ve had two cloud-based issues:

  1. Google Home Assistant – couldn’t connect to the Internet with WiFi
  2. Google Docs – couldn’t create a new document


Google Home Mini
Google Home Mini
Google Docs
Google Docs

To fix the Google Assistant issue I had to un-plug, and then plugin the power cable, so somehow that got it to work with WiFi again. Strange issue because all of my other WiFi devices were working just fine. I’ve had the Google Home Mini for close to one year now, and this was the first time that it disconnected somehow from WiFi.

I’ve been using Google Docs for several years, and today was the first time that I was not allowed to create a new, blank document. After a few minutes I tried again, and then it did work. 

So, yes, the cloud is a wonderful concept, but it doesn’t work 100% of the time, because there will always be mysterious glitches that happen infrequently. At least now I can listen to my music playing while I type of this blog. 

Happy cloud-use to you.

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