Like flicking a switch, the blog came back up today at 11:02 am . . . and stayed up.

However, since I was busy at work, I didn’t notice this until about 2pm.

Last night, thinking there might be some sort of pattern in the ups and downs, I upgraded my UpTimeRobot account from the free version with 5 minute checks, to the $5.50/month version which checks once a minute.

And this is what I had this morning.

Uptime Robot 2

No discernable pattern, but . . . something was going on, because starting at 6:56 am, the site was down for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Previously, over the last 10 days it’s never been down for longer than 30 minutes, or up for more than 30 minutes. In fact, it was mostly up and down every 1 to 10 minutes.

But then a few hours later the problem just up and disappeared.

And since nothing on the blog had been changed, upgraded, or updated, that pretty much puts the lie to the idea that the entire problem was due to any blog software problems. meaning as I thought from the beginning that this was a server hardware problem.

And Godaddy finally fixed it.

But since I’ve been feeling like crap today, with congestion and a bad headache, this is all you get until tomorrow when I’ll be back in the blog business.

Thought for the Day: 

Spend the Winter in Tucson, they said.   It’ll be warm, they said.

Snowing in Tucson



  1. Nancy Lee says:

    So glad to have you back. It feels like an old friend has finally come home! To bring you up to date, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Jan!

  2. Lloyd says:

    Danica Patrick’s engine computer was probably programmed by GoDaddy. Glad you are back.

  3. Robert L says:

    Missed you while you were gone.

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