from the Were-Baaaack! dept.
Our servers are back up!
Earlier today (about 12 hours before this story), our site had a server crash. Early attempts to restart things (bouncing fluorine and hydrogen) were unsuccessful. (Thanks chromas and janrinok for your efforts!)
Fortunately, the system is usually lightly-loaded at this time, so relatively few people were affected.
Then mechanicjay came on the scene and was able to restart helium and neon. Then the rest of the servers for the site successfully came on-line.
Through it all, we retained access to IRC (thanks Deucalion!) and e-mail (thanks audioguy!).
There may be some lingering hiccups as slashd (which handles scheduled tasks -- think cron) plods through those tasks in due time.
We thank you for your patience during this time and send our thanks to all who notified us (politely!) about the outage on IRC and through e-mails.
Please join me in thanking all those who lent a hand through this period! You ROCK! =)
We return you to your regularly-scheduled stories.