We're back

fail eggYou might have noticed that our website, um, didn't show up for work on Tuesday. Sorry about that. It appears things are back in working order, and we'll be publishing as usual today (Wednesday).

Here's what happened: Our hosting provider experienced a significant hardware failure that affected AOA's server. That meant we had to wait all of yesterday while our hosting provider replaced the hardware and restored our data from a backup. That took a... long... time. We only got access to our server again early this morning, and we've been sorting things out since then (it took a little bit of work to restore Monday's content because it wasn't part of the data backup). Now it looks like we've gotten it more or less straightened out.

We apologize for the interruption. And we're exploring other options in an attempt to guard against this happening again. The whole situation was frustrating, to say the least.

Thank you to everyone for the messages of support and offers of assistance. We appreciate it. A lot.

And, if anything, we got a laugh out of the "Fail Egg" Paul created yesterday for the situation.


Is your hosting provider Albany Free Net?
It is my internet provider.

@mg: It is not. We use Dreamhost, with which we've had a lot of good experiences. But they really dropped the ball this time.

You know you're loved when you don't show up to work, and people go looking for you!

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