back to article Ahhhhh! What year is it?! Users left without direction or clue after Google Calendar 404s

Google Calendar has gone TITSUP* with no sign given as to when it should be unborked. If only it had some sort of reminder or schedule for that... oh, wait. Both the app and website version of the popular tool have gone down with little explanation other than a "stay tuned for updates" and a sad little semi-circle of …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not Found

    Error 404

    Not even a branded error page

  2. cswilly2

    Google Calendar is working in France now.

    1. heyrick Silver badge

      Not quite yet...

      The desktop version has some events, but not all.

      The mobile version has only one day highlighted (instead of about 15).

      That's better than it was (see post below!), but not as it should be yet.

  3. heyrick Silver badge

    Seems to be working just fine for me

    <stares at app with completely empty calendar>

    1. Paul Herber Silver badge

      Re: Seems to be working just fine for me

      That's my entire life, that is!

  4. Keith Oborn

    Sort of working here in UK

    Web version page refreshes, but won't add new events.

    Mobile app is fine, adds new events - but I think that one uses a local copy and syncs back to the mothership.

  5. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    It's a conspiracy...

    If Boris uses Calendar he may [pretend to?]* be oblivious of the fact he's got an appointment this evening...

    Hmm, I wonder if this outage was a setup.

    *Delete or insert dependent on your political leanings.

  6. STOP_FORTH
    Go

    Have a hardware backup

    Stonehenge?

    1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

      Re: Stonehenge?

      Perfect solution as it works without Cloud.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Stonehenge?

        No clouds on Salisbury Plain? Shit, the weather really IS changing!

  7. jake Silver badge

    Funny ...

    ::flips pages::

    ... seems my calendar is still working perfectly.

  8. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Maybe I'm mistaken

    ... but it seems that these days Google screws up almost everything it touches.

    1. Roj Blake Silver badge

      Re: Maybe I'm mistaken

      Only these days?

  9. Not Enough Coffee

    Good reminder to run an export, haven't done it in a while.

  10. IGotOut

    Am I the only one...

    That thinks Google cayis one of the most ugly and nasty ones out their?

    1. Jimmy2Cows Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: Am I the only one...

      So... a bit like your appalling spelling and grammar.

  11. YetAnotherJoeBlow

    Progress

    Remember when during the days of timesharing, payroll processing, et al? Then came the day where small business could afford a computer. No more arguing with your timeshare provider in the "cloud"! No more lost data, or telecom problems. Reports now produced on time!

    Now in our infinite wisdom, we jump back 20 years in time, AND expose our data to any hacker that has about a days time to help themselves to your data. WTF were they thinking? Then the bills come, and keep coming...

    My schedule is my livelihood. All I need is on my phone; if that gets lost, I go to my home server. If that goes down, I restore frome tape. At the beginning of the day I print my calendar out and take it with me for convenience and safety. If I cannot manage my own calendar, how can my clients trust me to manage their critical data?

    I wonder when we will go back to onsite again?

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Progress

      "I wonder when we will go back to onsite again?"

      Who is "we", Kemosabe? Some of us never left. Some of us remember the pain, waste of time and expense of service bureaus and have no wish to return to any part of that world.

      1. big_D Silver badge

        Re: Progress

        Exactly. I started in computing just as the bureaus were fading out. We had local mini-computers and then local PCs connected to minis and then "servers".

        Apart from backups, I've never understood why people spring on the cloud. We are legally responsible for our data and if we give it to somebody else to look after and they screw up, we are liable... I'd much rather get fined for my own screw-up rather than those of third parties I have no control over, plus confidential data stays private, within the walls of the company, it doesn't get strewn all over the Internet, just waiting to get leaked.

  12. PhilipN Silver badge

    Today’s note to self

    Switch on brain

  13. JoMe

    Stopped using Google

    around the time they canned Inbox (after many other similar canning). So, yeah, unaffected...

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