Last night and this morning I couldn't get to my personal website. Other websites and email worked just fine. The website itself wasn't broken ("down" is the official nerd term), the Internet was.
A great service for pinpointing a problem like this is available at siteuptime.com. Their free Quick Check (shown below) can be used to test the availability of a website from New York, Chicago, San Francisco and/or London. The HTTP (website protocol) tests of my site showed that it was fine when accessed from all four cities.
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