January 16th, 2007

Green

Mail server's offline

Just heard from Mike that Cornernet, the upstream service provider for the 14850.com and other mail servers he hosts, is offline. His guess is that it's related to the cold-and-ice weather issues, but he's still waiting to hear from Chad. Meantime, the mail server will be unreachable, but mail sent to us should reach us successfully once service is restored. Further bulletins as events warrant!
Green

Mail server's still offline...

Turns out that the problem isn't a physical line issue, related to the weather or otherwise, but a routing problem within AT&T's network. With luck, they will get it resolved soon. Meantime, the 14850.com and related mail servers are offline. Mail sent to us in the meantime should reach us successfully once service is restored.
Snoopy Snow

In other news...

Our first seriously wintry day, with ice and snow. Just an inch so far, with off-and-on snow showers overnight and earlier today, but we're likely to get four to seven inches by midday tomorrow. It's cold, with the temperatures dropping from the mid 20s to the high teens since I got up, but bright enough that the roads are now just wet, rather than icy. Still, allow some extra time if you need to drive anywhere, and please make sure to get all the snow off your car, including the windows and all lights, before you start.

This morning, I definitely appreciated my garage, since I could just hop in the car, warm it up for a moment, and drive off without having to do any scraping. Kara, who's filling in for the morning DJ for a couple of days this week, was griping about having to scrape a layer of ice off her car with a broken ice scraper.