Nothing really SEO related on this one. I stayed up to figure it out (and because my hosting apparently needed to reset the server, yay). It appears someone from Qatar of all places thought they needed to provoke my YARPP plugin with a bug. It kind of hosed my blog for a day. Sadly, I did not notice until tonight.
But now it is fixed. And with the magic of my web skills, any visits from that particular IP range will now be rejected. Hopefully not a lot of people in Qatar will really need my services urgently.
It did annoy me because I lost some sleep to fix it. But I am pleased because I am victorious over the silly attacker. I might need to contact the plugin designer to have him do an update to fix that bug. At any rate – blog, live ON!