My blogging platform, Typepad, which is generally wonderful, was under a DDoS attack for the past few days. This means that some douche(s) clogged the pipes to the extent that it brought Typepad and all of its customers to a halt. They, these douches, generally then ask for a ransom to stop their immoral and illegal(?) activities. If not illegal, then certainly dick-ish.
This is a thing that horrible people do, and by definition I don't like it. Frankly I'd like to meet these douches in person and ask them what their major malfunction is, before I elbow them in the throat. But that's likely not possible.
Typepad has been working hard to restore services and stabilize the whole mess.
I'll take this moment to note that if I were sincere insincere I'd say that I'm glad you're back to visit.
Either way, rest assured, I'll be talking about myself more in the upcoming days, perhaps even making up for lost time. Or not.
In general, be kind. I think that's a good idea overall.
While you're processing all of that, process this, by the great Blitzen Trapper.