We have today off as well as election day but I foolishly agreed to give a talk today at a public school more than an hour away. It is done, anyway. And compulsiveness paid off. I usually prepare a web site with illustrations--PowerPoint is too linear for me. I realized that while I had said I wanted to use computer projection I hadn't clarified that I planned to use a web site, so just to be safe I copied my web page onto a disk. And sure enough, when I tried to call up the page via the web it turned out that the web server was down. I knew the university was turning off the power for repairs, but I didn't realize that included the web server most of us use for teaching (in fact, the power is back on and that server still isn't up).