In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed Hotmail — or rather, the Passport Network which handles Hotmail logins — has been incredibly temperamental. This morning, I had a tough time getting responses from Passport whenever I tried to do something in Hotmail — from checking my inbox to clearing out the junk mail box.

I’ve also noticed the signout page from Hotmail goes days without updates. After Hurricane Rita had passed, the big story on that signout page was the hurricane making landfall.

Oddly enough, remains fully updated. Between system updates that break computers and now musty content, is it more proof of rot?