You may have been wondering if this site was simply hiding from the most depressing day of the year. Actually, what happened was that when I arrived at my office yesterday morning, there was an e-mail from the operations manager waiting for me that said:
If you are in Birge you are likely cold and without network connection.
Yes, both the building heat and network were down. (This lends credence to my Murphy’s Law hypothesis about 24 Jan.) This made it difficult for me to read this e-mail, but fortunately I was able to pick up a weak wi-fi signal from somewhere.
I’ve started using my Livejournal page for site status updates during unexpected outages like this, so next time you can check there if you’re curious what happened. It’s the second google hit for “Arcane Gazebo” after this site.