Apparently our phone line was struck by lightning yesterday. The ISDN-DSL splitter, NTBA, DSL modem, router and possibly the phone are fried. (Hard to find out about the phone for sure if you haven’t got a working splitter and NTBA any more.)

Fortunately, the powerline was not struck, or the FI circuit breaker worked fast enough, because everything else seems to be fine.

Without a working phone or internet connection it’s really hard to get any work done, to reach other people or be reached by them. I do have a mobile phone, but rarely use it and don’t give out the number to people. And my only internet access at the moment is at work.