Matthew shared a classic catch-22 that didn't catch any, explaining "Redditstatus.com is in the middle of a Reddit outage (actually, after the outage has been "restored" and we are "monitoring the situation"). The whole point of hosting a status page separately is so that it does not share common failure mechanism with the site being monitored!"
And a different sort of no-win situation from Michael R. should be called a "catch-0"? As he says, "You just cannot win in this one."
Stephen D. "I was never too impressed with Goodreads' ability to suggest books, but I'm now wondering if I should seek out short stories that combine horror and system administration. Wait, that's the same thing!"
Horror villain Slashee the Cow coincidentally obliges with a plot summary "I was afraid this external hard drive was failing, but I guess I have nothing to worry about! Shame I just ordered a replacement though."
And regular reader Pascal nails the denoument "Now I just need to find the feedback form for the feedback form."
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