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.

Dirk

 

Possible Downtime Tomorrow

One fact which I’ve posted about often, is that I host my Web-site and blog on a private computer at home, even though this is probably not what most people should do. Therefore, the availability of my site is only as good, as my ability to keep my computer running, as well as the quality of my Internet connection.

It’s past 22h00 on June 25, 2020 as I’m writing this. But, the possibility exists that, due to some emergency work which will need to be done on my home, my power may need to be cut by 9h30 tomorrow morning.

If that happens then, once again, my blog will be offline.

I apologize.

(Update 6/26/2020, 6h15: )

It turns out that the emergency work, which was pending for my domicile, will not need to take place. Therefore, there should not be any power-cut, and, for the moment, this site and blog will just remain operational.

Dirk

 

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.

Dirk

 

Power Failure today, Downtime

I take the somewhat unusual approach, of hosting my Web-site and this blog, on my private PC at home. I’m not suggesting that everybody should do it this way; this is only how I do it.

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

Today there were several power failures on the Island of Montreal, due to severe (dry) Summer Storms, starting around 6h35. As a result, this site and blog were offline until 14h15.

I apologize for any inconvenience to my readers,

Dirk