[The recent blog blackout is ] due to a criminal and malicious DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack on Typepad, the blog host I use. All Typepad blogs have been affected.
It is odd for a blog hosting business to be targeted for such a vicious take-down. Usually they are aimed at banks, credit card companies, other kinds of large businesses and they are common in online gaming.
Ronni says she will not go to the time and trouble to tell us how this malicious attack is done, so we will just have to muddle along in our tech ignorance. Anyhow, everyone is back on line now.