PayPal's weekly closing

(PayPal's weekly closing, originally uploaded by mathowie)

I tried to login tonight and forgot that PayPal closes every Thursday night/Friday morn from midnight to about 2am, and I was reminded of how quaint that is.

I used to work in a computer group that took all servers offline one saturday a month to update, patch, and upgrade, back in 1997-2000. There were many late Sunday nights and weekends without email and pissed off employees.

I'm kind of surprised PayPal would continue this practice even today in 2004, with so many web services built with them as the backend.