I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.
It sniffs your User-Agent.
If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK
IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA
IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA
IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU
@alexbuzzbee how very strange. perhaps they ran one test, didn't like the result, and decided to just block 'the experience' altogether?
@alexbuzzbee let's keep in mind that this is the company that currently maintains Linux's printing subsystem
@Shamar So that's why printing on Linux is just as good as MacOS. I never knew they were the same one, but I noticed that Mac/Linux support of printers is significantly less broken than on Windows.
@alexbuzzbee Maybe they balance the load based on UA (for UA-specific content) and one of the servers failed?
That being said, I wonder how broad this "linux prevention" goes -- I've been using the wonderful, third-party site "playapplemusic.com" to use Apple Music on the web (since Apple doesn't provide a web interface, or even let you download the Apple Music app on ChromeOS), and it went down about a week ago, too.
@alexbuzzbee maybe we should politely ask Apple about this? Assume it was a quick fix for something that's no longer needed and they forgot about it? I guess screaming at them in caps won't do any good...
@alexbuzzbee that’s odd, bc we have an iPad here at home and I have logged into iCloud from my laptop just last week to download photos with no problem (apart from that despicable service, which only allows you to download **one photo at a time**)... Or maybe this is a very recent thing.
@alexbuzzbee Even if that were remotely okay to do, which it obviously isn't, that's... not what a 502 means!
@alexbuzzbee Maybe it's just a bug (i.e. a mistake, with no malicious intention). Like they used to do something specific for Linux, then got it broken somehow, and didn't notice yet.
Try to unsubscribe from your iCloud data plan when you have too much space in use. The website can only delete picture/video one by one. There is no selection...
You even tried setting it to OS/2. Ha! I haven't even thought about that OS since the '90s.
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