eek... I just got the following email from speakeasy (the ISP I have). I apologize for the outage, but there's not much I can do about it. Hopefully it won't be the full four hours. I will check the site as soon as I wake up in the morning.

P.S. PDT = GMT - 8

On Wednesday night / Thursday morning, October 27th and October 28th 2004,
we will be performing scheduled maintenance on the Point of Presence (POP)
through which your Broadband connection is routed.  As a result, your
service will be interrupted for up to 4 hours, beginning at 11:00pm PDT
Wednesday night and ending by 3:00am PDT Thursday morning.