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GitHub Currently in Read-Only Mode -- Status Messages Cribbed from Colossal Cave

Accepted submission by martyb at 2018-10-22 02:38:59 from the why yes, I *am* an Adventure Grandmaster dept.
Software

I first learned of GitHub having problems from a story on Hacker News [ycombinator.com]. Since SoylentNews hosts its code there, I was curious as to what was going on. If it was indeed down, I wanted to pass the word on to the rest of the SoylentNews community.

The comments on that story suggested that GitHub read access was working okay (and a very quick check on my part of our code there confirmed that), but attempts to make changes are failing.

That's strange.

Then I took a look at GitHub's Status Page [github.com], where I found something even stranger... how they phrased their status messages! Take a look:

22:23 Eastern Standard Time
We are continuing to repair a data storage system for GitHub.com. You may see inconsistent results during this process.
22:01 Eastern Standard Time
We continue work to repair a data storage system for GitHub.com. You may see inconsistent results during this process.
21:41 Eastern Standard Time
We are continuing to work to migrate a data storage system in order to restore access to GitHub.com.
21:22 Eastern Standard Time
We continue to work to migrate a data storage system in order to restore access to GitHub.com.
21:02 Eastern Standard Time
We continue to migrate a data storage system in order to restore full access to GitHub.com.
20:43 Eastern Standard Time
We continue to work on migrating a data storage system in order to restore access to GitHub.com.
20:23 Eastern Standard Time
We're continuing to work on migrating a data storage system in order to restore access to GitHub.com.
20:05 Eastern Standard Time
We're failing over a data storage system in order to restore access to GitHub.com.
19:43 Eastern Standard Time
We're investigating problems accessing GitHub.com.
19:13 Eastern Standard Time
We are investigating reports of service unavailability.
19:09 Eastern Standard Time

Seems to me someone on GitHub once spent a little too much time exploring mazes in Colossal Cave [wikipedia.org]. Will they be able to fix the problem before they run out of permutations?


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