Actually, things are working fairly well Over There, except that SiteMeter has picked this particular time to go south. Or east. Wherever they are, it isn’t online.
Anyway, if it takes a while to load up, it’s because the Meter isn’t responding. I am refusing to panic unlike some people I could name.
Down for about ten minutes. I’m not sure why. I will continue to monitor the situation.
Update: Now down for 50 minutes. I’ve turned in a trouble ticket.
Further update: Total downtime: 75 minutes, then back up.
Yet further update: Explanation by the host:
This issue was related to a semaphore limits on the machines themselves and not all users were affected; we’ve fixed this and are currently investigating the root cause of the semaphore issue.
All it takes is one process to throw off the rhythm for the entire cluster.
If you can’t get to that Other Place, it didn’t get there. Or something.