0988796fb50136535a69cea314396cfaDave Rupert, a software developer with Paravel in Austin, posted a bug to GitHub, a web-based hosting service for software development projects.
Rupert goes by the name “davatron5000” on Github.

Here’s the complete post:

“No one is assigned.

I noticed a bug over the past week or so and it seems reproducible:

Go to U.S. Government.
U.S. Government is shut down.
Expected results: Government should be working.

I’m unable to debug or propose a fix since there’s not an open, transparent stack trace. Conflicting error messages are being thrown as well.

Hope you can resolve this soon. It would seem that the U.S. Government would value 100% uptime in order to be a reliable and trustworthy source for the rest of the world.

Thanks! Love this project and would like to continue using it.”

Damon Clinkscales alerted Silicon Hills News to the geek humor, which has been making the rounds on Twitter. More than 300 people have responded to Rupert’s bug post, but so far no one has found a solution to fix the problem.