Thanks to Ethan at, I’m now able to access my blog and the movable type admin pages from my office.

It turns out that the server’s firewall had a block on my specific IP address at work.  (that’s why I could telnet elsewhere and access the site).

A traceroute to hopped me all the way up to the service provider’s data center, but not to the server itself.  Weird, eh?

What’s weirder is that there was no clue as to WHY my ip address got on the block list.

My guess was that my officecam, which has an always on ftp connection, appeared to be some sort of attack on the server.

At any rate, my technology woes/foes are falling one-by-one.