The server that hosts this website has been hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, resulting in very frustrating error messages instead of interesting blog posts and artwork. Fortunately my hosting company says they’re aware of the attack and doing what they can to sort things out. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the host’s updates.
Edit: Here’s a cute duckling picture to counterbalance the frustration of a website outage, even though you’ve made it beyond the error messages if you’re reading this. That doesn’t matter. Enjoy the duck.