Okay, the Internet is back up. turns out a squirrel had bitten through a critical outside wire. Now one can debate on whether God or the devil sent the squirrel. Perhaps he was just a near-sighted sort who thought it was a very long seed. In any case, a sheathing has been placed around the wire so if any other near-sighted squirrels show up, they will have to work a little harder at shutting me down than this one did.
I will have something new up tonight.