Linode (our server provider) is continuing with their server reboots to mitigate Meltdown/Spectre. This time, three of our servers are scheduled to be rebooted at the same time: lithium, sodium, and boron.
From TMB's update to our earlier story System Reboots: beryllium reboot successful; lithium, sodium, and boron soon to come [updated] [soylentnews.org]:
[TMB Note]: Sodium is our currently-configured load balancer and we weren't given enough notice to switch to Magnesium (DNS propagation can take a while), so expect ten minutes or less of site downtime. Or temporarily add 18.104.22.168 to your hosts file if ten minutes is more than you can wait.
This reboot is scheduled for: 2018-01-18 at 0900 UTC (0400 EST). We anticipate no problems... that the site should resume operations on its own.
A workaround is to temporarily update your hosts file to include:
Upcoming: We just learned that hydrogen is scheduled for a reboot on 2018-01-19 at 05:00 AM UTC.