In case you were wondering why my blog was displaying an entry from 9th December since yesterday afternoon, it is because Typepad, the hosted blogging service I am using for mrbrown.com, had a major outage due to a "catastrophic failure" that crippled its storage system. It lasted for more than 12 hours and they just got it back up at 3pm PST (about 7am Singapore time). The outdated version you saw was a backup of my blog they used, which was a few days old, with commenting turned off, while their support staff worked to bring the service back up.
My pages are up to date again after republishing (I found out I had thousands of pages on my site), but some of the photos may be missing. These will return as the Typepad folks restore our photos from their backups.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thanks to the friends who called to tell me, "Eh! Your blog kena hacked ah? How come become backdated one?"
Of course my first reaction upon finding out that Typepad and my blog was down, was to er, launch Typepad and blog about it...
I felt so helpless because I could not blog about exciting stuff like, you can now get Gmail on your mobile phone.
Slashdot has a piece on how the explosive growth of the blogosphere is straining infrastructure to its limits.
The outage also made "Typepad" the number one search term on Technorati.