A question or two
"Mysterious breakage was so common and catastrophic that we'd codified an option for our bootstrap script: --nuke-from-orbit," he claimed. The move to Codespaces was "an opportunity to treat our dev environments much like we do infrastructure — a commodity we can churn." However, the early Codespaces experiments were frustrating since the code for GitHub itself is "almost 13GB"
It never crossed their mind that there might somehow be some connection between "mysterious breakage" and 13GB of code?
And while I'm here, what the hell is "churning" development environments or infrastructure about? Are they trying to convert code/infrastructure to butter? Should we wish them luck in that endeavor?