I've seen the lights go out on broadway
(Expect to hear that Billy Joel song a lot in the next little while)
Why, are you asking, was the Sam and Fuzzy website down all day? Well, although I live in Victoria, BC, Canada, Sam and Fuzzy live on a server in sunny New York, New York, and as you may have heard, a massive power outage hit a huge chunk of central Canada and the eastern USA today.
Since the site is back up now, I guess power must be restored in parts of New York, at least. I never like it when my website is down, but it's difficult to feel hard-done-by when other people are stuck in subways and elevators. I guess all we can hope for is that everyone makes it home OK.
Without question, our current power grid systems are simply too prehistoric to meet our needs. But still, there wouldn't be such a strain on the grids if it wasn't so abnormaly hot this year. Personally, I'd be worried about the record high temperatures if it wasn't for the fact that there is no such thing as global warming. I feel safer already.