Much of Los Angeles “went dark” yesterday during the middle of the afternoon. I have to quote this phrase because, well, the sun was shining brightly. But for much of the afternoon, power was off for nearly a million people. Luckily, and strangely enough, we had no interruption here in Santa Monica. People were affected a few miles east of here. By the time I left work, it was like nothing had happened. I got back to my room and the clock light was flashing.

The biggest pain about this power outage was that my web host provider Dreamhost went down for a few hours. In fact, my e-mail was out all day and didn’t get back up until about 9pm or so. I hate losing access to my e-mail like would frequently happen at my previous webhost. But, according to another DreamHost user, this is the first time something major like this has happened since 1998. So I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. In fact, Dreamhost stated they had backup generators in place, but their network providers also went down and they were forced to evacuate the building.

You may continue spamming me now.