Hacker News has been down for scheduled maintenance (which is running a bit longer than the Internet expected) for about 5 hours now, based on PG’s tweet:
Apologies for the HN outage.We think it may be related to the new server.This could take a while to fix.
— Paul Graham (@paulg) February 18, 2013
Apparently people couldn’t figure out how to wake up, drink coffee, eat, go to sleep, start work, not work, read or much of anything else because of the outage. On the brighter side, everyone seems to think developer productivity has increased. Here are some of the most interesting/amusing/sad tweets so far:
The Overall Sentiment of the Internet
Is there a life w/o #hackernews ?
— Frank Mueller (@TheMue) February 18, 2013
#hackernews down. Productivity up.
— James Brooks (@jbrooksuk) February 18, 2013
OMG So Over
Terribly disappointed by my timeline. Hacker News is down and nobody’s tweeted about it? Twitter is so over.
— Shyam Somanadh (@codelust) February 18, 2013
Kind of Like Groundhog Day…
I keep opening Hacker News, finding it down, then saying “Aww.. HN it down.. What now?” Then opening a new tab, and trying to go to HN.
— Colin Davis (@e1ven) February 18, 2013
Startup productivity must be through the roof right meow. Hacker News is down. So much code is being written. The githubs arenâ€™t ready.
— Michael Whalen (@whalesalad) February 18, 2013
Not Sure This is How a Paradox Works, But Okay…
The Hacker News Paradox. The top page would be stories about HN being down, only nobody can submit them.
— Martin Adams (@Martin_Adams) February 18, 2013
Just Begging for Me to Say Something Inappropriate
Hacker News down, what can a man do at 2am then?
— John Freddy Vega (@freddier) February 18, 2013
Hacker news is down. A chance to go outside.
— Marvin Vista (@marvinvista) February 18, 2013
Ah, Now We Know Who Took Down the Site
Hacker News is down. Fire up your conspiracy theories. twitter.com/louisgray/statâ€¦
— Louis Gray (@louisgray) February 18, 2013
Got His Wish
Blocking Hacker News at the firewall as a service.
— kellan (@kellan) February 18, 2013
No Hacker News… Thank god we still have reddit
— Julio (@jccb) February 18, 2013
It was amusing to see Anonymous Twitter account as top user (is this a promoted spot?) for the search “hacker news down” on Twitter