Just got off the phone with tech support, 35 minutes of my life: POOF! He told me what I knew was true, last night till this am the system was (technobabble), basically being electronically rebooted or something. OK, up and running now.
So far, 14 inches of snow, 20 more may fall by midnight. Just another day in paradise. Everything is closed EXCEPT Cornell where Mrs Potsblog works, including Cortland State and Ithaca College, but I told the missus the heck with it. I see various neighbors out there snow blowing, I am hopeful that if I don't go out to shovel, one of them will take pity on me and blow the drive.