We’re used to the occasional brief Internet outage, but this one was ridiculous. Our phone company is a series of tin cans connected by string, and it seems that a vole must have chewed through one of the strings. They had to order a new piece of twine all the way from China.
Seriously: There was a thunderstorm on Monday evening. There were no lightning strikes anywhere close to us, and the rain had already stopped when the electricity flickered off for about four seconds. When it came back on, the Intercloud was gone. And it stayed gone for more than two days. The phone company spent those two days nailing its foot to the floor so it could run around in circles more efficiently.
Many thanks to Henrik for putting up a notice and approving comments while we were indisposed.
It will take a while to get back up to normal speed. I have a lot of email to go through, but I’ll try to put up a news feed tonight.