Posting will be intermittent here and on Locus Online for a couple days (even more intermittent than usual); the phone line at home is dead, and it will take AT&T a couple days to come investigate. Meanwhile I'm answering urgent e-mail and posting bits to the website from Starbucks, before work. (I can't not only update the website or answer personal e-mail from work, I can't even view the website from work. My old-school employer has people sitting in a room poring over web access logs and blocking anything they check out and perceive to be non-business related...)
Update Friday morning: service restored. There was a 'break in the connection box' or somesuch.