Looks like an intermittent issue. I couldn't update my profile page on dataSE a few hours ago:
but now its working. Any explanation?
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It very rarely happens, but sometimes this can trigger at the precise point where a new build has just finished being deployed. And I mean the window in which it's possible is extremely (fractions of a second) small. I can recall fewer than 10 times where this has happened.
I'm 99.98% certain that's what happened. But if it wasn't, then it was something else that's extremely unlikely to ever happen again (most likely due to a build).
Looks like this wasn't due to a build, but it's definitely due to something similar to that - a very random thing that's unlikely to happen again (and extremely difficult to go back and figure out).
It's definitely not the person I secretly pay to occasionally visit our data center and unplug a random cable just because it's so much fun to watch Nick Craver when that happens. Definitely not that.