Isn’t it great when it all seems to work, the site has been up and running for a few weeks, 24/7, and I think I’ve even figured out how to post the blogs. Then comes a period where I have to travel. That day a truck runs into a trunk line and the internet goes down. After a couple of hours a frazzled IT support person returns my tech-support enquiry, “no nothing wrong we can see your modem”. So I recycle the modem and we’re back on line. But I have to leave to catch my flight. That night from my hotel room I pull out my lap top to check the website—nothing. So I check the DNS website, and my IP address hasn’t updated all day. I check it the next day, nothing again. No IT support person to ring, because the IT department is me, and I don’t have any way of recycling the modem or the Raspberry Pi (the hosting hardware for my website). Clearly I need to rethink how I might get around such a problem. But then again, how often does a trunk line get severed? Well, it’s the second time in two months. Perhaps I need a new ISP.