Disclaimer: I used to work in GCP Support, but no longer do.
Elevated error rate with Google App Engine Blobstore API and App Engine Version Deployment
Incident began at 2019-03-12 19:49 (all times are US/Pacific).
Mitigation work is currently underway by our Engineering Team. We will provide another status update by Tuesday, 2019-03-12 20:45 US/Pacific with current details.
EDIT: you might be looking at the Google Cloud status, not the Google services status in the first post.
(I notice though that they're images, not text icons, which isn't ideal.)
This thread is about Google Services linked in the top post which only shows circles: https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status
To me they're 3 different colors of circles, no symbols whatsoever.
I see all mid-toned circles with no icons (Chrome, Australia).
Good thing I chose this in the same way people choose not to eat certain foods, right?
I'd assume anyone who is colorblind can still distinguish between the two based on brightness and not color?
Is there any reason to think that's not the case?
It wasn't until I zoomed in on them that I could see that one was orange and the other red. Once I saw them zoomed, I could then identify which was which at normal size on the status part of the page.
BTW, the orange circle is actually a span whose class is "aad-yellow-circle", and whose CSS loads the colored circle from the file yellow_circle.png.
This suggests that at one time they intended it to be a yellow circle, not an orange circle . I wonder why they switched from yellow to orange?
 Actually, RGB to name sites suggest that it is neon carrot.
Edit: looks like the icons are served as images. Google should probably consider making them text icons instead to mitigate loading problems.
FYI, Toptal makes a helpful tool for quickly checking live pages with colorblindness filters: https://www.toptal.com/designers/colorfilter/
can't reliably download attachments in Gmail
messages not getting through in Hangouts
constant "Oops" auto-save modals when typing Gmail messages
Our edge/gateway is in metro SEA, fwiw.
Colaboratory Research is experiencing issues loading and saving notebooks in Google Drive.
Edit: Just saw it again. Full message is:
Gmail virus scanners are temporarily unavailable – The attached files haven't been scanned for viruses. Download these files at your own risk.
First time I've seen something like this, actually kind of glad they had this failure case coded for. :)
Perhaps it's user based, rather than location based?
The only thing keeping Google on Borg is the massive amount of work to migrate.
In my opinion it's not a question of if, but when we'll have our first disgruntled higher level employee manage to effectively destroy massive amounts of information and redundancies. As people become more and more dependent upon centralized services, the impact of this first 'digital nuke' will only continue to grow.
In some ways the internet feels like we have created a machine that can take us anywhere in the universe, but we've decided that instead we'll use it to take us strictly between New York and LA - occasionally with some 'wild' idea to take us to London.
Of course, the report afterwards will be very interesting, while we pick apart the reasons on what and how it failed.