On Sep. 12th power went off in Los Angeles, where DreamHost hosts my web pages. Everything seems to be working again, I’m not sure yet for how long they were down, but from the stats it looks like several hours.

Seems it was human error; someone overloaded one small part of the system and everything else shut down overprotectively. Obviously these things can’t be tested in practice. Still, analogies with certain pieces of software occur to me… icon_wink.gif