The old notch.net domain was hosted on an amazon instance I managed myself. It was set up many many years ago, and I was very lazy about doing security or maintenance updates to it. A couple of weeks ago, it went down. I tried to log in, but my security credentials were no longer valid, so I assume it got hacked. Weirdly, the network logs showed very little data coming in or out after it went down, so it doesn’t seem like it got used as part of a botnet or as a proxy server.
This new version is hosted on wordpress.com where I don’t have to worry about anything other than the content. Nice. I like this.