rss2book publish/subscribe server down due to Pacific Northwest storm
Just want to apologize for publish/subscribe not working; I was in an area badly hit by the windstorm last Thursday and my house is still without electricity and may be for several more days. We had an outage last Wednesday too, so I'm rapidly approaching one week of server downtime. My UPS can only handle about an hour, unfortunately!
I'll post a message once I have power again and you can publish/subscribe away again.
I used to joke when I move to the USA from South Africa five years ago that I had moved from the first world to the third, but it feels more and more like that. In Cape Town winds like what Seattle had last week are pretty normal, and the power never goes out. Back in the bad old days of apartheid we'd have rare outages if the ANC blew up a generator somewhere but the power would usually be back up in an hour or two. You'd think that Americans would learn from experience and remove large trees from powerlines - these outages happen to us several times a year although not this bad - but I guess this is yet another of a number of areas where they don't. Or maybe its because they privatize the power system but have area-based monopolies, so there is little incentive to invest in fixing things instead of just repeatedly patching. Whatever the case, its makes me yearn to move back to civilization.