By the time you read this, will be either down for an upgrade or about to be down for an upgrade. (Starting Friday at 1:00 PM Eastern.) During this time there will be no new posts by us bloggers and commenting will be turned off.

During this time, I recommend the following activities:

You can read the Congo Memoirs, starting at the beginning or, if you have been keeping up, them most recent one posted just last night.

You can read my latest post which is on the Massacre at Makapansgat.

You can visit two of my favorite bloggers and read posts that they’ve put up to entertain you: Stephanie at Almost Diamonds has posted a piece of fiction, her first one on her blog: The Gravity of the Situation, and Mike at Tangled up in Blue Guy investigates the question: Do we actually worship Darwin?

You can visit Comrad PhysioProf, where I’ve written a guest post which will be out later today. Several other Sblings have done the same. Here.

Or, you can visit my old blog, which may or may not have anything new that happens over the next day or two.

There is actually a better than even chance that new and interesting stuff will be passed on to Mike or Stephanie (cited above), so I would just keep gazing at their home page until at least late Saturday afternoon.

At which time I’ll be back.

Assuming everything goes well.


  1. #1 eddie
    January 11, 2009

    Welcome back. The site does seem faster.

    Unfortunately no-one seems to have told PZed yet. I thought I’d put a most apt comment on Pharyngula, saturday before the brownout, but they seem to have lost it.

    Is this happening to many?

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    January 11, 2009

    Interestingly, not all of the blogs have woken up at the same time. Indeed, some may still not be working.