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Ben Halpern
Ben Halpern

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With GitHub apparently down right now...

... I asked ChatGPT to write a poem about the situation

In the land of code where logic's the norm,
When GitHub goes dark, it's time to transform,
Here's a humble verse, let this guide be your lantern,
What to do, when coding's own cavern goes barren.

When the cat of GitHub pounces no more,
When the pull and the push come to a bore,
Stay calm, coder, don't let your heart pound,
Breathe deep, the solution's waiting to be found.

While the octocat sleeps, seize the day,
For there's wisdom in this unexpected delay.
Look upon your work, on codes and marks,
Perhaps it's time to refuel your sparks.

Dive into the sea of your local files,
They're safe and sound, arrayed in piles.
The IDE is your canvas, the keyboard your brush,
Create art with code, in a quiet hush.

Look inward and refactor, a code cleanse,
Scrub away the bugs, let the logic make sense.
Your local repo holds more than you know,
In this solitude, let your knowledge grow.

Prepare the stage for when GitHub awakes,
Chores of the backlog, your attention now takes.
Update the readme, refine the style guide,
Improvements and fixes, side by side.

Remember coder, you're more than a node,
More than an agent for codes to be stowed.
You're a creator, a molder of dreams,
Even without GitHub, your brilliance streams.

For when the servers fail and systems fall,
When technology's grip begins to stall,
It's not the end, but a brief reprise,
A chance for you, the coder, to rise.

So when GitHub sleeps, don't wear a frown,
For it's not a breakdown, but a coder's crown.
Your hands still hold the key to creation's door,
GitHub's only a tool, you are so much more.

Top comments (9)

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Akash Pattnaik

Damn, it's both scary and amazing to see the limits of AI

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Sarah Siqueira

I noticed a delay on GitHub actions, like 25 minutes to run something usually runs in 3, even checked my usage limits, but they are ok. Must be "GitHub tired"

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Adam Crockett

UK GitHub is working

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Adam Crockett

Also outstanding and true sentiment

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Ben Halpern

Must be the king finally getting back at us for the whole revolution thing.

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Adam Crockett

I like many preferred the queen and don’t acknowledge the king (not yet accepted it). Did you know we don’t get taught about the American revolution, I just know that there where some boats and something to do with Native Americans and Spanish or something 😎

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Ben Halpern

Well I grew up in Canada so I also didn't get taught much about it.

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Ralph Hightower

That is great. I've been asking ChatGPT to create five Haiku verses about different topics, such as the Chevrolet Corvette1, Space Shuttle, Voyager 1 & 2, Star Trek, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, etc. It has demonstrated creativity in producing the haikus. I've been publishing the transcripts of my website.

  1. The top car on my car bucket list. 

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Thomas Hansen

That was super scary yes. I thought there was something wrong with my DNS or something. GitHub dropping is weird ...

But thx for an amazing poem ^_^