Worst day ever
What happens when your app breaks on a Sunday
On Sunday, we had a service outage. Jon and Justin talk about what happened:
- TLS / SSL day of horror
- Sunday morning Justin started getting messages from a few Android users that they couldn’t download episodes.
- Then, the afternoon hits, and we started getting a flood of tweets, DMs, text messages, and support requests.
- We talk about how we fixed it, and what we'd like to change for next time.
- Also: how we're earning 29% of our SaaS revenue. (A channel we didn't expect)
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