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Irvine Company, Paciolan, Makes a (bad) Name for Itself

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The only thing hotter than the Southern Californian fires on the web today is a company in Irvine, who, unfortunately, are being recognized today for something that they probably don't want.

The amazing lucky streak of the Colorado Rockies came to a halt today when they released World Series tickets exclusively online - and the site crashed.

Paciolan runs the site. So all those ravenous and loyal Rockie fans who unanimously said WTF all did searches for Paciolan, probably to tell them how they felt about not being able to try to get World Series tickets against the Boston. Speaking of the Red Sox, they probably had some fans of their own attempting to see a game (or two) in Denver, since the idea of getting World Series ducats at Fenway is a pipe dream.

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The crash also revealed that Paciolan had blocked several IP addresses. The blocking may have resulted in innocent ticket-buyers from being prevented from getting seats as well.

[After the successful presale,] some people found glitches, such as being told to "enable cookies" and to set their computer security to the "lowest level." And some fans couldn't log in at all. [Rockies Spokesman Jay] Alves explained that those who saw a "page cannot be displayed" message had "IP addresses that we blocked due to suspicious/malicious activity to our website during the last 24 to 48 hours. As an example, if several inquiries came from a single IP address they were blocked."

It was unclear how this might impact people using the same IP address this morning, for example, if several fans who work at the same business all log on at one time. - Denver Post

Because of the meltdown, people in Colorado have begun driving to Coors Field to stand in line for the tickets. Police have shut down the streets surrounding the ball park and officials have told people to go home. And when they do go home, they type in "Paciolan" because the Rockies have yet to figure out how they can sell tickets with a fubar website.