Brian's MovableType install blew up pretty badly last month, when the BerkeleyDB database that was serving as the back end basically crumbled under increasing spam crapflood attempts.
Thanks to the heroic efforts of Brian's team (especially Ken Pratt and Michelle Chua), they were able to resurrect the misbehaving database and migrate it safely to MySQL. Now, it should perform much better, and be easier to backup and repair if needed. I'm hoping Ken can be persuaded to document the process he concocted to help save future victims of the same problem.
Anyway, the weblogs at UBC are back on the air!