A quick site update while I can. You may be aware of the freak October snow storm that hit New England this weekend, and if not – hey, we had a freak snow storm this weekend. The area I live in got dumped on pretty heavily. Heavy, wet snow + trees that have not yet lost their leaves = lots of downed trees and power lines.
I lost power at my house for about five hours on Sunday morning, but I got off easy. My domains, included GizmoLovers.com, are hosted on the Gweep.net freenet started by my circle of friends back in college. Unfortunately the main server location fared worse and has been without power since Sunday morning. The current estimate from the power company is that they may not have mains power back until late Thursday. Of course, we’re all hoping that’s a conservative estimate. For now the site will be offline much of the time, and back online periodically via generator. The servers are brought up for a few hours at a time as some of them are also mail servers for various domains (none of mine, I moved email to Google Apps last year) and this allows them to process queued messages.
This all means I most likely won’t be able to post much of anything until mains power is restored. And even if I do get a window to post, new posts will be unavailable much of the time as the server is offline. So please bear with me. A little server inconvenience is nothing compared to all of the people without power, which often means no heat, hot water, etc.