August 10th, 2011
If you’re not interested in what happened, just jump down to the paragraph that starts with “Now,” — the rest is a description of the morning catastrophe.
At about 11:30am (EDT) this morning, there was a widespread power outage in the Dallas-Fort Worth area possibly related to high-temperature caused blackouts (it has been over 100º F in Dallas for the last week). It effected hundreds of customers, but most importantly: it effected the datacenter (Colo4) that our web server was located in. We host with KnownHost.com, a reputable high quality web host with thousands of affected customers.