November 15, 2005

Do Not Attempt to Adjust Your Television....

Hatched by Dafydd

As you've probably guessed, Big Lizards is experiencing technical difficulties. Unless you thought I'd jumped into a kayak and headed back to the island.

Actually, the problem is not so much BL itself as the fact that I can barely reach any other websites at all. Thus, although I have drafted several posts today, I can't post them; each depends in some fairly critical way upon research and linkage that requires the internet.

My ISP, Charter Communications, says they have a "DNS problem" which interferes with any web page that links to other sites, either as direct links or as linked images. That, ah, means pretty much everybody!

I can access my Movable Type page (since that doesn't have many links); and some sites (like Big Lizards itself) are properly enough designed that the text will pop up while the rest is still grinding away. But a great many sites I routinely visit have become white screen with literally interminable loadouts.

Please keep checking back often; as soon as Charter gets my act together, I'll take it on the road here!


the Mgt.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, November 15, 2005, at the time of 8:45 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Lew Clark

Sounds like radical left-wing cyberterriorists have hacked the system. Who we'll blame no matter what the actual problem is.

The above hissed in response by: Lew Clark [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 15, 2005 9:19 PM

The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith

I have Charter as well and have been through similar situations in the past. Sometimes, but not always, I've been able to fix the situation by disconnecting my computer from the internet for a minute or so, just long enough to be starting over when I reconnect. Might be worth a try if it happens again.

The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2005 12:28 AM

The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh

Bill Faith:

I rebooted the cable modem first thing, before I even called them. I found out at 17:30 that it was a city-wide problem.

It seems to be fixed now... but I lost another day of blogging. Every time I do that, the number of visitors drops. Quelle dommage!


The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2005 12:45 AM

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