A brief note — there was indeed about 36 hours of downtime at this blog, and a slightly shorter period in which I wasn’t receiving e-mail. Oops. I was caught by this very large attack against VAServ, the British company that had been hosting thousands of accounts like mine. (Turns out HyperVM is horrendously insecure; maybe its owner recognised this?) My backups were okay, but it took me a while to realise the issue and recover from them … which I guess means my backups weren’t okay …!