Recently, North Carolina has been afflicted with a number of winter storms, one of which caused widespread power outages. While my house did not lose power for an extended period, the power did blink a number of times during the initial ice storm and fail for about 3 hours on a following day. While my server's UPS had enough battery capacity to operate it for about 6 hours, it seems that Time Warner Cable, the friendly local Internet monopoly, no longer provides any sort of backup power for its cable modem head-end. After discovering this, I immediately began migrating everything on my old server to a new VPS. The migration is now complete and all services are back up and running. I am currently using Digital Ocean's (http://digitalocean.com) $10/month plan (1 CPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage, 2TB/month bandwidth) and have been happy with it so far. It is nearly as fast as my old server, despite the fact that it is not using ultra-optimized binaries like the ones I had compiled for my old server.