In which my out is browned

Bad: Power outage that took my my DSL, because apparently the momentary outage did something lame to local telecom systems.

Good: None of my own equipment was damaged.

Truly Excellent: A phone call to my DSL provider reached a real human who was an authentic tech support person, who knew exactly what to do and instantly fixed the problem by regombulating or simonizing the circuit in some way.

Speakeasy is not the cheapest DSL, but once again I’m reminded of how much it’s worth it.