Site Outage

So the site was down most of yesterday, as you probably know. My hosting provider decided to reboot everything and then do some network stuff or something and my site never came back online. It’s still not totally fixed, they hacked a fix for it. Then, in another genius move, Dreamhost billed every single customer today as if it were December 31, 2008. They claimed I was overdue about $150 since “11-30-2008”. Since I’m fairly sure today is January 15, 2008 this didn’t make sense. They are fixing it now apparently.

Sigh, I guess this post won’t help me get any referrals for web hosting.

PS – I’m going to look into an outage plugin for my blog or something that gives a better error message than what it was printing yesterday.

UPDATE: When the DB is dead you will now see something like “The DB is dead. Let me know” with a link to my email address.