GitHub was Down Today and Users’ Reactions Were Hilarious !

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Popular source code management portal, GitHub experienced a minor outage today. The outage occurred around 5:30 PM today (Lagos time) according to Techcrunch, when users started to experience issues with the service and weren’t able to check in new code and make pull requests.

The cause of today’s outage remains unclear but it appears the company belittled its effect at first.

But, it upgraded the status to “major service outage since it affected the GitHub web interface some minutes later.

The next update showed that the problem was being faced headlong:

The company update an hour later showed that the service has been restored and everything is back to normal.

This is not the first time GitHub will be facing a major crisis. Recall that back in 2015, GitHub was the victim of a major DDoS attack that plagued the service for a couple of days. A similar attack also took the service down back in 2012.

Well did the users take the recent downtime?

Some people felt lucky:

https://twitter.com/lunorian/status/892121001856782337

Some made it an occasion to teach a moral lesson:

Some thought about Armageddon:

https://twitter.com/praeludia/status/892098828740046848

Some were comical:

Some were angry:

And the others were bright anyway:

So, how did you feel around that period?


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