My blog is back online.

This previous posting explained in advance that my electrical utility was planning a power-cut, which eventually caused my site and blog to go offline.

Actually, I shut down my computers the previous evening.

I’m happy to announce that the power cut took place within the predicted time interval, and that for the time being, I can consider my service as being back to normal. For that reason, the site and blog are also back up. :-)



Downtime, Yesterday and Today

The way I host this blog and my site is unusual, in that I use a PC at home as my Web-server. This is not necessarily what other people should do, only how I do it.

What that implies is that the visibility of my site, is only as good as my ability to keep my computer running, as well as the quality of my personal Internet service. Most of the time, both run well.

But, starting around 15h30 yesterday afternoon, I started having some sort of trouble with my Internet connection. This issue is now resolved (for the time being). But this means that my site and blog were also offline until about 17h00 today.

I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers.



Power Failure Today, Downtime

I take the somewhat unusual approach, of hosting my site and this blog, from a personal computer at home. I’m not saying that everybody should do it this way; this is only how I do it.

As a result, the visibility of my site is only as good, as my ability to keep this PC running, as well as the quality of my Internet connection.

For more than a week, the Island Of Montreal has seen a powerful heatwave. As is customary, this culminated in a powerful thunderstorm this evening. And, the thunderstorm caused a power failure, from about 18h55 until 19h15. As a consequence, this site and blog were offline, until about 19h45.

I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers.