I hate when that happens, dept.: This is what you get at www.blogger.com: an ODBC error. This is the leading blogging tool, they were bought by Google [in part] to give themselves better infrastructure, and this is what happens! Man.
Two things about this. First, a site this critical should be monitored, and someone's beeper somewhere should go off whenever there's a problem. Basic. Second, if the database goes down something a little more user-friendly should be displayed, besides the raw error from the database. Something along the lines of "we are temporarily unavailable, we'll be right back". Also basic.
[ Update: They were down like this for two hours. I know getting a database back up can be ugly - I've been there - but surely they could have posted something smoother on their home page while they were getting it back up? ]