GitHub Outage

Today I may have killed GitHub. Not really but it’s a funny coincidence.

I was working on something and after I committed my changes and pushing I noticed that the dev branch was ahead of my feature branch and there were now some merge conflicts.

I quickly rebased my feature branch but when trying to push the changes all of a sudden I got the following message:

“Weird”, I thought. I have gotten my pushes rejected before but not with this ominous “Internal Server Error” message. I thought I messed up something and GitHub couldn’t process my changes.

So I thought around and tried some other things, even reverting the other changes to force my rebase but nothing worked. I googled around and couldn’t quite find any answer until I took to everybody’s least favorite social media platform Twitter, saw that “GitHub” was trending and found this tweet. It wasn’t just me and GitHub had a partial outage.

How weird of a coincidence it is that this happens just as I want to push something. Today was also the day I moved a project with a full CI/CD pipeline to GitHub Actions for the first time. The stars just aligned, I guess.

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