Dear patient readers,
We were under a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack Thursday afternoon and a heavy one for the better part of four hours on Friday afternoon. Thanks to the valiant efforts of our webhost, we currently have the situation under control.
Even though we’ve had site outages in the past due to traffic surges, this is the first time we’ve clearly been targeted for a DDoS attack. Both the volume and the nature of the queries were designed to bring the site down.
We hope this sort of thing does not happen again, but if it does, we hope you’ll bear with us while we bring the site back up.