Google has been flaky all morning

Between 9AM and 11AM Pacific Standard Time, Google’s authentication service threw up about about 60 errors, which gave many of our users a rough ride.

The problem was that Google’s authentication servers were timing out repeatedly, showing errors like this:

Request URL:
Request Method: GET
Status Code: 504 Gateway Timeout

There isn’t anything we can do in this situation to help our Kerika+Google users, unfortunately, since Google’s authentication service needs to be up and running in order to log in to Kerika.

The silver lining in this cloud, for now, is that this is a relatively rare occurrence.