The current communications blackout is due to the 100 year heatwave currently kicking Australia's posterior. Computers are a source of heat in this unairconditioned, wooden, tin-roofed and poorly insulated house, and therefore not to be toyed with. I'm also refraining from turning Eddie on due to the not unfounded fear of giving him heat damage.
It is 4:51am, and the BOM site indicates a current temperature of 24 degrees, which is a LOT cooler than expected, and if tomorrow ONLY reaches 38 we shall be well pleased.
Until the heat buggers off or I return to work, silence shall continue.
ETA: Wait, I read the wrong district for the BOM. Forecast maximum temperature for tomorrow is 43.
Peas and rice just shoot me now. I'm not cut out for a hot desert Mad Max post-apocalypse.