The portion of the city in which the melon.org server operates has been experiencing a severe brownout (there’s enough electricity to run the furnace fan, and a few compact fluorescent light bulbs, but no more) since the ice storm on Thursday night/Friday. Consequently, the server is down for want of electricity. The electric company is not providing estimates as to when power will be restored. Efforts to find an alternative location for the server, until power is restored, have been unsuccessful so far.