For most of the past week, this website has been offline due to a DDoS attack on Typepad. Distributed Denial of Service attacks are a form of attempted extortion by cyber criminals.
Any business, large or small, is simply a voluntary association of individual people all working together to achieve common goals. The equivalent of 'hunter' or 'gatherer' behavior in our species.
So the very human tribe of Typepad crew have been fighting for the survival of their company. Behind the tweets and status updates were men and women losing sleep, drinking too much coffee, putting personal lives on hold to make good things happen.
Thank you, Typepad. Thank you for refusing to negotiate with thieves. Thank you for communicating with us during the crisis. Thank you for restoring services and relaunching our beautiful website. This website has been a labor of love and open journal to the world, and I have felt the loss. Typepad has proved an excellent choice. I'm not going anywhere.