My “Alien Pastures” blog will be down for two or three hours on Thursday, 27 July 2017, starting around 1700 UTC.
The blog runs on a server in the Teklinks datacenter, and that will be replaced by new hardware. Since this involves driving to the datacenter and doing physical work (thanks Robby Workman!) the slightly longer-than-usual downtime is needed.
Additionally, the following services that are running on the same hardware, will also be down:
The http, ftp, and git services of SlackBuilds.org will not be affected, as those are hosted on a different machine.