Outages: Yes, there was an outage. all day yesterday. I'm not overly impressed by this. It is, though, one of the few major outages I've had in about 2.5 years of having this server with this provider, so that's not too bad.
I'd been considering moving though, to a real server. At the moment, I'm thinking of a server from Hetzner.de, a German company. I'm also going to be working with a friend to get some stability and redundancy for both of us. More power, more ram, more disk.. and only a little more expensive, it's hard to resist.
Unrelatedly, I came across this story in the Guardian: a group of French cleaning ladies who saved money by organising a carpool with their own cars are being sued by a local bus company accusing them of "an act of unfair and parasitical competition".
As for the tapdancing.. there's no actual tap dancing at all. that was just to lure you in.