I'm Zarel, your friendly neighborhood PS programmer!
We've had a lot of problems recently.
An attacker decided to DDoS us the same week my computer broke, so I had to deal with both things at the same time. Fortunately, I've had Joim, chaos, and bmelts to help me. Special thanks to Joim, who lives across the world from me and took care of the server while I was sleeping. The staff called us a "PS SWAT team" for the way Joim and I dealt with the attacker, which made me pretty happy.
Throughout all this, there were several times when I said "Yay, everything's fixed now!" and then five minutes later, the server crashed again. I'm sorry about those.
That's the problem with being attacked, though: You block one attack, and they attack something else.
The good news is, after my latest fix
, our attacker seems to have run out of ways to attack us that we haven't fixed, so he seems to have given up. The server hasn't had any stability problems for the past day!
Anyway, I'm going to close a bunch of existing threads on the downtime, so we can all discuss it here.