As some of you are aware Typepad, which hosts this site, was taken down over the last few days because of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. Access to GCH has been intermittent since at least Friday. Yesterday the site was completely down. Because of this unexpected event the posting schedule has been thrown off. I was unable to even access the Typepad site, where I draft and publish the posts, until Monday and then access was very unstable until this morning. I'll try to get something up tomorrow or Friday, but DDoS attacks have a way of coming in waves. I can understand that the people at Typepad are certainly exhausted at fighting off this criminal act. My sympathies are with them. I have no plans to move this site to another platform. I've been with Typepad for nearly a decade now and this is pretty much without precedent for them. DDoS attacks are the online equivalent of swarming and it's a real pity that the criminals involved are rarely caught and punished. This is just a hobby blog that generates not a cent of income. Typepad has many thousands of clients who use their sites, at least in part, as eCommerce platforms. Their bills are going unpaid because of a bunch of petty and malicious goons.
The Gods, with terror and slaughter, will return.