There seems to have been several tangents to the Original Post of this Thread,
I thoroughly encourage folks to utilize the "Off Topic" and "General" threads to
explore those tangents further in separate threads,
as there's a lot of neat ideas there in some of those.
The Original Purpose of this particular thread,
was in regards to a "what-the" outage experienced between ~23-04-2018 and ~30-04-2018,
from a number of device/OS/Browser combos in this locale.
it was different to the anticipated migration, which we were forewarned about and given ample heads up of.
That was the first 'major level outage', so, 1 in 5 years is pretty awesome all things considered.
thankfully though, the issue seems resolved,
and we can once again AST-it-up!