A massive BT (British Telecom) outage in Birmingham isolated my Web hosts from about 12:00 hrs BST yesterday to 03:30 BST today. I’m inferring this from the notch in my visitors, rather than getting any useful information from UK Shells’ cryptic apology email. I haven’t had access to my sites or email for that period. Until I’ve caught up with my inbox and devised some new content, British users can entertain themselves with this:

the famous BBC television testcard

Incidentally, if I ever disappear like that again and you want to mail me urgently then you can send messages to exactly the address you would expect someone called “pootergeek” to choose in the domain of those nice Gmail people—you know, gmail.com. As long as NTL don’t fall over as well I might be able to read what you have to say.