FRIDAY UPDATE 10:45AM: If you’re reading this, you’re on our brand-new dedicated server! Welcome and please don’t break anything.
UPDATE 8:50PM: We’re back, thanks as always for your patience.
We’ll be taking our server down a bit later this evening to complete another major round of upgrades–maybe, just maybe, the definitive upgrade to our always-overtaxed server capacity that everyone has been looking for. Or, maybe it’s just the next step in the endless arms race against spammers and hackers, while keeping the site functional for the occasional actual reader (that’s you). Either way, it must be done, and we’ll do our best to make it as brief an outage as possible.
Look for updates via Twitter, and we’ll see you on the other side.