In case you missed it, last night was the official Census night.
And not everything went to plan.
ABS & Census website are unavailable. The service won’t be restored tonight. We will update you in AM. We apologise for the inconvenience.
— Census Australia (@ABSCensus) August 9, 2016
Despite assuring the website would be able to handle the millions of Aussies logging in, the site crashed early on.
And in the resulting aftermath launched a thousand beautiful memes.
So if you were among those angrily yelling at your computer, maybe these will help ease the pain.
Plus the news that there’s no need to stress about the deadline just yet…
— Ben Eltham (@beneltham) August 9, 2016
— BrightKnights (@norman_goetz) August 9, 2016
— Brad Livingstone-Fog (@BLivFog) August 9, 2016
— Leeya (@leeyaorca) August 9, 2016
— Chris Chamberlin (@popculturechris) August 9, 2016
Somewhere in the sky, thousands of unemployed carrier pigeons are now looking down on our great land and laughing sadistically. #census2016
— Gavin Fernando (@GavinDFernando) August 9, 2016
— Sally Sara (@sallyjsara) August 9, 2016
— cas (@cassydaus) August 9, 2016
If you thought trying to fill out the Census was bad, imagining being the person who was responsible for ensuring the servers worked…