At around 6pm CDT the net went poof. No advanced notice….just “C-YA”. Called the good folks at the DSL and they said there was a major break in the line somewhere, and everything west of Dallas was down. I really feel for the customer service types at times like that. They have to put up with a lot of @ssholes, when there is little if anything they can do about it. But talked with him for a bit and said thanks for the info…and hoped his night got progressively better. It is now just a hair past 8pm and we are back up, at least for the moment.