Well, the Rapture came and went and apparently everyone I know is a dirty, rotten sinner. Now, we get another chance to be elevated into something greater than ourselves. You will recall that we warned you that the Internet ran out of numbers a month or so ago and it had about as much impact as last Saturday's event.
Now, the Internet Society is tempting fate by calling for a World IPv6 day on June 8, 2011. We are less likely to see billboards and covered cars extolling this day than we did for the Rapture and we certainly will see less media coverage although this touches far more people than 144,000.
On June 8, several hundred websites and a few large companies will provide their content in IPv6 compatible mode to remind people of the coming apocalypse when all websites and devices with IPv4 numbers try to switch over. Talk about your Armageddons! Just wait until the internet and cell phones don't work. At that point, not even one of the major deities could save us.
To determine your browser's ability to be screwed up by this change over, you can go here to check now. To prepare for IPv6 day and the return of Y2K, please fasten your seat belt and return your browser to its full uptight and locked position. Your pilot has been advised of some choppy air ahead.
(To be clear, this is this Blog's lame attempt at sarcasm. We believe the IPv6 changeover is beneficial and necessary. Really, we do.)