We’re back! Here’s what happened …

Ahem. Some of you may have noticed this site was offline for a few hours.

OK, half a day.

Here’s what happened: One of the stories on this site went viral, drawing hundreds of thousands of pageviews within minutes.

We thought we had a big enough server to handle it. We didn’t.

Our server melted down, almost literally. It had to be manually restarted this morning.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the snafu happened over a weekend. But, truth be told, there’s no silver lining.

We wish this hadn’t happened, and we’ll do our best to make sure it never does again.

And now, on with the show …