How sad is it that when InstaPundit goes down, he has to rely on blogspot for his backup? His site is temporarily down because of a fire at HostingMatters, the site host for such fine blogs as Glenn’s, VodkaPundit, and OTB.

Kathy Kinsley (another HostingMatters client) reported on the fire earlier. Fortunately, she and OTB are in a different Network Operations Center and have thus been spared.

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  1. Maybe this is just an Ashcroftian remake of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451… what’s the temperature at which server farms melt?

  2. Steven says:

    The real question is: who started the fire? Is it a coincidence that it happened after much blogoverse-wide ranting concerning B*S? Is it a coincidence that the fire affected the biggest blog out there? I think not.

    I smell a “movie of the week” here.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Or, at least a new reality show.