« first day (1735 days earlier)      last day (2168 days later) » 

7:01 PM
!xkcd find this is a test
Nothing, I guess.
 
user259867
Bethany Marzewski on May 05, 2015

Today, we’re excited to announce that online registration is now open for Beyond Coding, a free new summer program designed to equip emerging computer programmers in New York City with professional skills needed to help them succeed in their first job working with code. The program, slated to launch June 11, is part of our collaboration with New York City’s Tech Talent Pipeline initiative to support the growth of the city’s tech ecosystem. And we’re thrilled to be taking part, along with some other top-notch New York startups: Crest CC, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Tumblr, and Trello. …

 
!xkcd find chess
 
user259867
@Jaydles but again, that presumes other companies will hire more entry level talent, which other companies can consume downstream (after they get experience). The weak link in the chain is immediately obvious - the problem isn't entry level developer positions, it's senior positions. Adding 500k slightly educated coders to the NYC hiring environment won't help the problem at all. — enderland 13 mins ago
 
@Jaydles you don't have to read much of Stack Exchange though to pick up the "most software developers are [unqualified, terrible, bad, worthless, negative additions, etc]" vibe from the current pool of talent. Simply graduating more people who want money/easy jobs doesn't fill the need for talent. — enderland 1 min ago
 
7:18 PM
[ SmokeDetector ] Offensive body detected, offensive title detected: are you an asshole? by albusseverus potter on scifi.stackexchange.com
 
@SmokeDetector tpu Self-removed
 
@AstroCB Blacklisted user and registered question as true positive: added title to the Bayesian doctype 'bad'.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@2mkgz Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
[ SmokeDetector ] Repeating characters in body: Error when trying to compare two coordinates to get a result? by gacl on stackoverflow.com
 
user259867
7:45 PM
Yeah, the blog post... it tends to be irritating to hear (usually from government-related sources) about immense, critical shortages of workers in the area in which you struggle to get a job.
 
user259867
Usually accompanied by "we need to teach more Scratch at schools, or else we're doomed" ... or: get more students to major in math, etc.
 
> shortage of workers
snorts
 
user259867
It's fine that SE are trying something, but plastering the network with an ad for NYC-localized gimmick is too much fanfare.
4
 
There's a shortage of programmers... to create crappy websites/apps.
 
Outsourced googling to SO -_-
 
7:51 PM
@bjb568 I can't wait until someone outsources SO itself. 'How do I write a question asking to fix this error?'
 
> shortage of people that will work for scraps, this isn't a problem in China, why should it be in the US : outraged CEO's and execs say
 
user259867
 
@Roombatron5000 Great newspaper headline.
 
@2mkgz I quite agree.
 
TEH KITTEH AGREEZ TOO
 
Sam
7:53 PM
@2mkgz I wish I could UV that.
 
@2mkgz or lets build 200 million dollar college stadiums and fitness centers so students will want to learn!
 
No.​​​​​​​​​​​​ — bjb568 8 secs ago
waffles?
 
@bjb568 Oh, sorry. My breakfast fell on my computer.
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp edited
 
> Recap: …
 
7:58 PM
@2mkgz Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
Why does it recap what it just said?
Notably while omitting vital details?
 
> We’ll cover professional networking, technical communication skills, the best way to prepare for a technical interview, and what happens next: how to continue learning programming skills beyond the classroom.
geeze, 10 weeks for learning how to suck up to the right people and tell them what they want to hear
4
i like the technical communication skills part
 
@bjb568 @hichris123 Hat trick on Skeptics o/ \o
 
heh
 
> Many users are concerned about advertising privacy and 3rd-party tracking. Most web browsers are set by default to protect your privacy unless you opt for tracking yourself. For example, Internet Explorer automatically enables its “Do Not Track” option and Google Chrome blocks any 3rd-party cookies by default. All browsers have clear settings regarding your privacy that allow you to view ads without compromising your identity.
lolwut?
 
8:11 PM
Hrm, so... this is a website for a "Beyond Coding" course... and you didn't even optimize your website?
 
yuk
5k so rep btw now.
wat
It's making 2 XHRs every second!
 
I know, right?
... what's the request even for?
 
IDK
 
I get a 2s FOUC on my inferior internet.
 
8:16 PM
It's the image.
logos/stackoverflow-white.png - no SVG?
 
49 / 100 on Google Pagespeed.
What a joke.
 
@bjb568 Er... the XHRs are for style.less & base.less... er...????
 
yeah…
 
user259867
The username...
 
8:21 PM
@2mkgz It seems legit.
 
Blog comments are broken.
I know because I tried to post a flamey comment :p
Wait, it must have censored my comment since the other one got thru.
There's no way to delete a comment?
screw this, too much effort to flame.
 
8:40 PM
Cmon, who broke the network this time?
10
Shog9. Of course.
 
> Stack Exchange is currently offline, we'll be back shortly!
 
:/
 
But SO works.
 
Boo
Skeptics is gone.
 
8:41 PM
I love the error message :-)
 
which one exactly?
 
Yay, I posted my flamey comment.
 
AAAAAA! Code Golf, Super User, and Arqade are all down for maintenance!
 
Looks like everything's off-line except SO?
 
Eeek!
 
8:43 PM
aaaaaaaaa
 
at least we still have the tavern
 
Even Meta! What's going on?
 
apocalypses!
 
Error message is so cool !
 
I like Server Fault's offline page.
 
8:44 PM
stackoverflow req timeout. fixed now apparently
 
MSO's is obviously the best, though
 
SO is taking a long time to load now.
 
^^
 
8:46 PM
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
Strange, no StackStatus tweet.
-_-
 
lol
 
:D
 
Why did it go down?
Was it something I said?
 
8:46 PM
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
THEY'RE INVESTIGATING
 
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
Meta one :-)
 
@Doorknob What issue?
 
This hurts productivity
 
8:47 PM
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
@ASCIIThenANSI A network-wide one.
 
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
2
 
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
@Feeds Oh thanks.
 
Oh, why MSO's logo looks so compressed? Horrible bug.
 
8:48 PM
Let the trolling begin.
@Feeds YOU DON'T SAY?
 
@nicael Go post the bug on meta
 
@Rainbolt Wait a minute...
 
@Rainbolt find me one :D
 
It's so sloow..
 
8:49 PM
There's an ad on that page that takes up 2/3 of my screen.
 
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
What happens when you hit the right wall?
 
bug, I guess.
 
You still have 3-4 inches to go on my monitor
47 secs ago, by nicael
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
8:51 PM
8 secs ago, by Rainbolt
47 secs ago, by nicael
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
10 secs ago, by nicael
8 secs ago, by Rainbolt
47 secs ago, by nicael
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
just now, by bjb568
10 secs ago, by nicael
8 secs ago, by Rainbolt
47 secs ago, by nicael
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
Alright I'm gonna start flagging you if you don't stop
 
58 secs ago, by Rainbolt
You still have 3-4 inches to go on my monitor
 
We are so close to the right side :(
 
8:51 PM
Hey, it's a team relationship-building activity.
 
Oh duh, I can just create a room
 

Sandbox

Formatting Sandbox
 
46 secs ago, by nicael
just now, by bjb568
10 secs ago, by nicael
8 secs ago, by Rainbolt
47 secs ago, by nicael
16 secs ago, by bjb568
1 min ago, by ASCIIThenANSI
14 secs ago, by bjb568
43 secs ago, by nicael
11 secs ago, by Doorknob
45 secs ago, by Roombatron5000
We are investigating a network-wide issue now.
 
@Rainbolt call it the "Boom Room"
 
This is a bug anyway
 
8:53 PM
@nicael I think I found the issue.
 
(will delete next message)
 
BUG
 
and there you go!
 
Dang I missed it. But I'm testing it anyway
 

Sandbox

Formatting Sandbox
it's there now
 
8:55 PM
<- satisfied
2
 
There's 2 stars that are satisfied?
 
Oh, MSE is still offline...
 
9:13 PM
SE is still down.
I think SE is down more than DD.
 
Don't think, measure....
 
What if my script that checks if my other script is borked borks?
 
Create a third script?
 
Borkeyscripts all the way down!
Yay, se.com lag is gone, now error is very snappy!
 
Update: We're making progress but we're still down. Next update in 30 minutes.
 
9:19 PM
That sounds... good and bad.
 
in before 24-hour outage.
 
Maybe they have to get to the DC to switch something on that they switched off remotely...I did that once...
 
Even the error pages are borked now :-0
 
I think that is called progress
 
#WorkinOnUrProblemz #stackoverflow http://t.co/eGQrpX05Qh
 
9:23 PM
Update: We're making progress but we're still down. Next update in 30 minutes.
 
Everyone's so intense.
 
Hm, they told us the url
 
I like how SE chat and SO are online, just proves we're the best ;).
 
OK, who borked SE?
 
also:
@AlexanderChrisS yeah, we can fail over to “different failure” all INSTANT-like. Working hard to get back up asap!
 
9:29 PM
oh, dupe
 
They messed it up, that's what, and the failover cluster isn't also working, so likely a network error.
 
@rene did you try to delete Community by any chance? ;)
 
Perhaps they DoS'ed themselves again...
 
@ShadowWizard not only tried....
 
:P
just don't delete Feeds account, or else chat will go down as well... :D
2
 
9:42 PM
Why is SO up but Meta SO is down?
 
@durron597 i would guess a separate hosting setup
 
See, this is what happens when we give new people diamonds.
 
Update: No significant news. Still working on the issue. Next update in 30 minutes.
 
user259867
No news is bad news.
 
Thankfully it is only one issue....
 
user259867
9:59 PM
Meanwhile, the Community Team has an unexpected day off.
 
user259867
Well, they would if SO was down too.
 
user259867
Most SE sites are up, except meta.SE and meta.SO (it seems)
 
woot
@2mkgz guess they don't want any bugs reported yet
 
We are coming online now. Details to follow.
 
user259867
 
10:17 PM
Update: Sites are coming back up! More details soon.
 
user259867
Back to offline or read-only.
 
user259867
The network for the new Stack Exchange DR site. Don't ask why it's on the floor, it's a sore subject. http://t.co/2LfVSVAdAk
 
Update: Scratch that. More problems. Next update in 30 minutes.
 
user259867
Does "DR" stand for "disaster recovery"? How fitting.
 
user259867
So this is what they're setting up in Denver... so that in case of nuclear war, the humanity's knowledge of jQuery would not perish.
 
10:24 PM
NORAD
 
Why's it on the floor?
 
user259867
@ConspicuousCompiler It's a sore subject.
 
Sorry is he who asks.
 
Ok, I'm sorry, but I still want to know.
 
checks security clearances
Sorry, 60 inches isn’t enough, sir.
And they’re off to StackYoYoFlow.
 
10:49 PM
Looks like the sites are back up.
 
Update: We're back up. Hopefully this time for realz!
We have some cleanup work to do. Plus we'll be writing up a postmortem report. Thanks for your patience, folks!
 
That is not dead which can æternal lie. . . .
 
user259867
@SmokeDetector fp
 
@2mkgz Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 
user259867
Smokey is alive...
 
11:00 PM
Is SmokeDetector's code in a place where pull requests can be filed against it? It has a fair number of false positives from mailing list URLs with email addresses in them.
 
@ɥʇǝS Thank you!
 
@ConspicuousCompiler np.
 
"fixing typos in the outage notes doc because it's literally the only way i can be remotely useful"
0
A: Why would he do this to me?

user120590why would he do this to me...why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
11:21 PM
VLQ. NAA. RUDE.
 
11:41 PM
all three, just to be sure
 
I need a sock then...
@SmokeDetector fp Smokey, you need more muscles.
 
@hichris123 Registered question as false positive and added title to Bayesian doctype 'good'.
 

« first day (1735 days earlier)      last day (2168 days later) »