Temporary outage

The site was offline briefly last night due to power supply issues in the datacenter; generator power kicked in fine, but on switching back to the normal supply the cooling systems didn’t come back online and as a result my hosting provider had to proactively shut down some servers to prevent them from overheating. A very surprising slip-up from Rackspace, widely considered to be the very best in the industry. Slashdot has coverage of the incident.

If you sent me email in the last few hours there is a small chance that I might not have received it. If you’re expecting a reply from me but haven’t received one please get in touch with me (win@wincent.com).