DamienG.com rises from the ashes (and how to flush your DNS on Windows & Mac)
On Saturday an explosion at ISP ThePlanet took this site offline and it remained like that for 48 hours whilst power and structure were restored to the 4,000+ affected servers.
It’s unfortunate it happened when the site got some DotNetKicks and StumbleUpon love for Envy Code R but at least this isn’t a commercial venture losing money to such an incident – if it was I’d have a warm standby somewhere else – something many of ThePlanet’s commercial customers didn’t.
If downloads and images aren’t working for you then you’ll need to clear your DNS cache which may help the problem depending on the cache at your forwarder.
Windows ipconfig /flushdns
OS X Tiger lookupd -flushcache
OS X Leopard dscacheutil -flushdns