Well, it looks like TypePad has dug itself out from under the DDoS attack that started last week. Somebody was attacking it and demanding a payment to stop, also known as extortion. As far as I know, TypePad didn't pay, which is good. Obviously, the blog is back up and running, at least for now.
Thanks to all those who let me know that the blog was down (whether I already knew or not), and/or that they cared about the blog being down. Much appreciated. Of course, another good way to ensure that the future will have Lowering the Bar in it is to buy my book, but the good wishes are also appreciated.
More stupid news to come soon.