Pardon my French, but WTF? YouTube down at 7:30 EDT on a Wednesday? Isn’t this high-powered site owned by Google? Isn’t it back by a server farm the size of a football stadium? How is such a thing even possible?

Just goes to show – no matter how big, and how prepared – bad things can happen anywhere anytime. So, the next time you build that app – ask yourself – what am I prepared to have to deal with when it goes live…