As some of you may know, the website was unavailable from sometime late last night / early this AM to about 5:15pm EST. When I found out the site was down, I placed a call to our provider and asked what the deal was. They told me that the site had been the target of some kind of online attack. Very odd, I have never had this happen in the 15+ years I have been hosting sites. No matter, they are investigating and when we locate the source, I imagine they will be taking action. At the very least we will be blocking the source IP + network so this does not happen again.
Sorry for the disruption, I hope it will not happen again.