Thursday, November 15, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Yesterday at 6PM my home LAN went off the Internet. The DSL service was down, first time in a year, and in that year I had built a fair amount of stuff on the assumption that the connection is there. I couldn't update Scripting News, for example, because the CMS was running on an old laptop in the den.
It took some effort but I think I have the app moved, and I'm using the EVDO card while AT&T gets around to fixing the problem, which may happen as early as tomorrow afternoon, knock wood, praise Murphy etc etc.
Just as this is happening a ton of other things are demanding my attention. It's at times like this that I wonder how I ever used to get so much done. Kind of a miracle. Life is slower these days, that's for sure. At least for me.
The net went down just as I was about to put up a picture of Sponge Bob next to the bit about startups being sponges.