Chris Alexander

On Engineering

Google Wave Maintenance Page

15th October, 2009

Google Wave was down when I got into the office today and I was initially startled to realise that their maintenance redirect was invalid.

It tries to redirect you to http// - can you spot the missing bit? So Firefox decided to prepend the properly formatted http://, and of course this lead to a pretty nasty error as its an invalid URL.

When I did finally get to the landing page, I found a rather curious holding page that someone had clearly got far too carried away with in their 20% timeā€¦