You may have noticed that Grist.org was inaccessible for most of the day today. On the bright side, none of us could get our email either, so we weren’t burdened by all the complaints people were sending in. Yeah, that’s really all I’ve got for bright side.
The problem was not with the site but with the DNS service — the service that redirects “grist.org” to “294.483.blahblah” or whatever the actual server address is. Normally it’s a reliable and invisible service, but not today. Today, our provider, GKG (motto: “making domain registration work for you”) went belly up, for an excruciatingly long time.
Anyway, we’re back and wading through the dozens of emails that suddenly showed up. Be patient with us.