Back again. It says something about the times we are living in that people assume a website going offline must mean some sort of malicious Communist/United Front fingernail-pulling Gestapo hacking attack. I am touched by expressions of concern, verging on offers of bail or legal help. But, this time at least, it was something to do with MySQL (or MYsql?), databases and similar obscure technical details. Again.
When you fly, does the airline expect you to fix the engine? That’s what WordPress or host Yahoo do (not sure who’s to blame) in this year of 2015, if you want to write something and put it on the Internet. Maybe the people who write the software are more interested in creating a system that will do amazing (if unwanted) things in theory rather than just perform basic tasks with no fuss in practice. (But not Twitter. One of the reasons I like it. It’s dependable. Twitter just works. You write, push button, and it appears – no ‘database’ to be seen. Why doesn’t some genius start up an article-size version of Twitter?)