Multi-Gigabit/second DDoS attack... check
Database spontaniously corrupts itself... check
No backups for popstrip server... check
Hopefully that explains why a month's worth of comments are gone. I appologize, but there's not much I could have done about it. Luckily, I had made a personal database backup a month ago - otherwise, multiple months of comments would have been lost. Several things had to go wrong at once for this happen, so at least it's unlikely to happen again.
I shouldn't complain. Things could be worse. The winters are ruthless here in Nebraska, but at least we don't get tsunamis. The only thing worst than a natural disaster with too many consonants is one that kills people. I just noticed that it happened on my birthday. I would have noticed earlier had I remembered I had a birthday.