What does 'Flightaware Photo Cow' mean?


#1

What does ‘Flightaware Photo Cow’ mean?
I’m looking at some aircraft photos and some are now blank and say ‘Flightaware Photo Cow’

Also, I’m getting the photo upload error again.


#2

Hi. Uploads were down for about three hours last night. Also images that weren’t already cached on the CDN couldn’t be retrieved for about an hour and a half.

Sorry about that.

We migrated photos to a new server that has terabytes of available storage, four times the memory, and 50% more CPUs, all of which are considerably faster as well.

“FlightAware Photo Cow” is the alt text for the image. Pretty lame. We have reasonably good hint text for what the image is about so we’ll be changing to that, probably within the next couple of weeks.