This should be a teachable moment to everyone in software dev as well: imagine it wasn't Facebook, but Microsoft (including Github) instead where everything goes down?
It may be worth doing disaster drills where you try things like turning off the network or power and seeing what happens.
@johannes I was working today and missed the 'fun', but I do recall both goog and ms forgetting to renew domains in the past. I haven't learned yet what fb's problem was or if it still exists as I write this post, b/c I've never used it.
@johannes and the worst that could happen? A free day for a lot of people?
There are good reasons to leave these centralised places but uptime isn't one of them. What you can learn from this is what you'll read in a (hopefully public) postmodern about cause and resolution of the problem.
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