As you can see, the site is now back up. We’re almost certain it didn’t go down as the result of a malicious attack. Rather, it was an unforeseeable hardware fault. Not a conspiracy, in other words, but an unfortunate accident. Then again, I would say that, wouldn’t I?
Thanks to Ian Rons, our IT Director, for working flat out for the last 24 hours to fix the problem, and to Nic Elliott, who lets us use his server for free and also helped fix the problem. (Check out Sounding Board, Nic’s excellent podcast.) Everything on the Daily Sceptic is backed up regularly so we didn’t lose anything apart from a few below-the-line comments.
I’ll be doing the News Round-Up tonight and will aim to include the most interesting stuff that’s appeared over the last two days. Luckily, there’s usually very little news over the festive period so that shouldn’t be too arduous.
Happy Boxing Day and a special thank you to all those people who’ve donated to our Donorbox account while the site has been down. We are hugely grateful for your continuing support.