Youtube – What the…?

Oh great. So Youtube has been running flawlessly all day, allowing my kids to watch any number of videos, but the moment I want to upload something it starts having problems.

Right now, youtube.com is responding to me with this joyous news:

500 Internal Server Error

Sorry, something went wrong.

A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.

Also, please include the following information in your error report:

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What the hell that means is anybody’s guess.

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3 thoughts on “Youtube – What the…?

  1. Stephen

    The length of the lines and the trailing = tells me that it is base64 encoded.

    Expecting to get text regarding the error I ran it through a base64 decoder, but instead I got a bunch of non-printable characters starting with EAC6. That looks familiar, but I can’t place it.

    So have they encrypted the payload?

  2. daniel Post author

    Perhaps the bigger problem was that it didn’t prompt you on where you could report the error. Hopefully it was all logged somewhere. In any case about 10 mins later the site came back up.

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