Not a good sign. Apparently,

Not a good sign. Apparently, there are backbone problems in the bay area, so our entire office (includes MetaFilter, Blog*Spot, evhead, megnut, onfocus, etc.) is without a connection. I wish I could say it will be back promptly, but it's been out for over four hours, and I have no idea when things will be fixed.

It seems like a particularly big wave hit our digital sandcastles.