Problems again today with TypePad, which hosts this blog. Unable to log in until about an hour ago (error messages spoke of ‘connections refused by server, may be unavailable’). Worse, the blog itself has been offline as well. Not just my blog: I couldn’t connect to a number of other TypePad-hosted blogs either.
Among the most essential things a service provider must deliver is reliability, and user confidence in their ability to do that. Today’s outage follows similar downtime a week ago after which TypePad said they’d fixed the problems. I hope they have this time. The TypePad service is really excellent, but things like this do shake your confidence, especially when they’re recurring.
If you tried to access my blog during the downtowm, I’m sorry for any inconvenience you experienced.