My primary email account, which is through the University of Toledo, has been down for most of the day. I have no idea when it will be back up and running, as the net monitoring page that tracks outtages is also DOA.
I am a person whose primary form of communication is email, and my routine gets disrupted when I lose service. I may have to migrate to an external system like GMail, as there have been far too many occasions such as this with my university account.
I will also be facing a mountain of email if and when the system returns to normal status. I had just nicely chopped my Inbox to 600 messages when the system shut down; there will probably be close to 700 when it comes back up.
Thus, I stare at my office furniture, twiddle my thumbs, and grind my teeth with this electronic annoyance.