Gmail Down … Fake Angeleno Massively Inconvenienced

Gmail has gone on a million+ user fritz since noon Pacific time.  You really don't miss something until it's strangled to death by a 502 error screen… I suppose this would be the time to drop in an affiliate link for an alternative web-based email provider, but absolutely nothing comes to mind. The fact is, I've wasted a lot more than an afternoon's time trying to make Yahoo's abysmal email search retrieve what I'm looking for.