If the configuration file for the hosted version is anything like on-prem, it makes sendmail.cf seem simple and readable by comparison.
GitLab, a hosted git service not unlike Microsoft's GitHub, was down for some users as of Friday morning, Pacific Time. Around 1634 UTC (0934 PT), the code hosting service started returning 503 Service Unavailable errors to those attempting to access the website. Software developers who depend on the service were quick to …
It's NOT a superstition. Fat fingers & fat brains were the cause of 80% of OMGs when I was at Google. (2015-2016)
Shipping prod on Friday that isn't a critical fix is flat arrogance.
Serves them right.
What I can have that they cannot ------->
Pffft... Rank amateurs, never, never schedule any production anything on a Friday! No updates, no patches, no upgrades, no migrations, just no! Use Fridays for cleaning up tickets and finishing old business, ease into the weekend ;-} No manager in his right mind wants to call out $upport on a Saturday, because Friday's actions went pear shaped... Wednesday was always my target day... one day to fix it yourself, then another day to call for help!
They weren't really blaming GCE, that was just the location of the problem. The root cause was "Part of a change request, an old pipeline was triggered, applying an obsolete Terraform plan to the Production environment." https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/gl-infra/production/-/issues/15999