Yes, staring at your console while github's down is definitely time well spent.
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DOWN

$ npm i -g down

Don't hesistate to fork/issues/bugreport/pull request.

USAGE

$ down gh
   UP [github] Everything operating normally.
   UP [github] Everything operating normally.
   ...

or

$ down hv
   UP [harvest] last response time: 609
   UP [harvest] last response time: 609
   ...

SERVICES

TODO:

  • More services
  • Tests for when service is actually down.