We had a problem Saturday morning (4/4/09) with all of our websites that use any of our databases. It appears that someone attempted to hack into our site by trying various standard attacks and while, to the best of our knowledge, none of those attacks worked, the number of requests overwhelmed our server. I'll write a technical post about this soon when we've had a chance to more fully understand what happened. But I did want to let people know that we are back up and monitoring the situation. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions about the outage, please feel free to contact us.

I'm told by my friends at some more popular sites that this type of thing is standard for them. I guess that means we've become popular.

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