Edited to Add: Okay, now it's looking like this was a deliberate act of sabotage. I'll try not to think of the reasons why something like this was done. They're assholes in any case -- they can only hope that the emergency call that could save a dear one's life wasn't prevented by this idiocy. If anyone were to die because of this, I hope that they're hit with a voluntary manslaughter charge, at least.
My mail and web host is Cruzio -- which the sharper tacks out there will realize is a problem.
Oddly enough, I can reach the main cruzio site -- it's just attempting to access my web and e-mail (which I suspect are buried on another host in some data-center, perhaps even located in San Jose) that is timing out.
Of course, I would love to confirm this -- except I can't reach them by phone either. Both the 800 number and the 831 (Santa Cruz area code) come back as "all circuits are busy..." if an error is returned at all.
Why yes, I've sent them an e-mail. I suspect they'll receive it once everything is back up.
This is the worst net outage I've had a site* caught up in since moving out of Boulder Creek. Even then, it was moving to Cruzio (which is chronicled somewhere in the bowels of this journal) that eliminated most of THOSE issues -- only my mailing list server was at risk during blackouts.
It's weird, not having access to my main e-mail address. This could make me re-think the idea of running my own mail server.
* Non-sequitur -- Kim and I were watching the season 1 finale of Smallville, when I spotted a major flub. The headline of a local newspaper is flashed regarding a major plot point: "Smallville LexxCorp Plant to Close: Management failures sited." Okay, so the error was in the sub-headline above the story, but we're still talking 48 point type. Can you imagine the pain if a newspaper already ran with a story so badly mangled from the get go...
...oh wait, I forgot that Newspapers have been doing that for the last 8 years, so we already know the answer.