For those of you who have stopped by today and wondered about all the weirdness going on with missing posts and inability to read extended entries I wanted to give you an update.
I got online around 11:30am this morning and found that a post from December 7th was at the top of the page. I also had some e-mails from folks telling me of the goofiness. I checked Typepad and they had a notice that service was degraded. It's now back up pretty much, except it has lost at least one of my pictures. But, the good folks at Typepad say it will be back by the weekend.
I wanted to thank those who checked on me and put up notices on their own blogs about Typepad's degraded service. Jeremy Pierce posted a note on his blog here. And Steve Sensenig at Theological Musings posted a notice on his blog here. Steve and Jeremy have something in common - they have both been going around with me on the Sabbath thing. Jeremy needs me back online so he can rebut my rebuttal of his rebuttal on the Sabbath, and Steve suggests that maybe God is judging me for my views on the Sabbath - ROTFL. If that's the case I am a true Achan as it appears that God not only judged me for my sin but the entire Typepad nation has suffered for my sins!
Also, thanks to Scott at Scott and Stuff and Peter Epps at Comment Me No Comments for checking in on me. And many thanks to my good buddy Glenn Lucke at Common Grounds Online for reminding me to republish my weblog.
I realize this is not a great crisis or anything and it's not like these folks rescued me from death or something, but its the little kindnesses that mean a lot and folks like the ones I mentioned are some of the great blessings of the blogosphere.
This is actually a big thing. "Typepad" is the number one Technorati search. MSNBC has a story on this outage here, and it looks like there are some big time blogs out there who are affected. This could really hurt Typepad as some folks are looking to jump ship, especially those who are conducting business through their Typepad blogs. A day like this can really hurt business. I'm not quite that upset - this is the first time in my nearly two years with Typepad I've had a real inconvenience. But it does make me think I need to set up some kind of mirror blog or somehow download my entire weblog, just in case there is a bigger problem afoot.