Until Tuesday (2011-11-01), I am sort of half-cut-off from the Internet. I can browse, I can blog, and I can push commits to my project repos, but I can’t do IRC or mail. This is a heads-up for my GPSD and other collaborators; I’m still here.
How this happened is a case study in 21st-century Internet vicissitudes…
That freak early storm that dumped heavy snow up and down the East Coast took out the FIOS line to my house on Saturday night. I was half-panicking at the thought of no Internet when I realized that I could solve p[art of the problem by tethering my desktop machine to my smartphone.
Thus, browsing and blogging and repo pushes. However…because of spam coming off T-Mobile’s network, Freenode blocks connections from it; no IRC for me. I also have no incoming mail because thyrsus.com is the downstairs server connected to my FIOS line.
Sigh…won’t be fixed until Tuesday.