Looks like the little service that was supplying those map widget thingies I posted about yesterday and put up elsewhere on the site earlier today has fallen over and died under the increased load of all the people trying out the map thingy. Or something. http://whos.amung.us/ gives a nice little PHP information summary page rather than their website, and http://maps.amung.us/ just isn't answering at all any more. Cool.
I guess they got a bit too much traffic a bit too fast and melted their servers. Oops.
I'll leave their stuff up on my site for the moment assuming they will recover. If they don't by the time I get home tonight, maybe I'll comment out their stuff until they come back.
Hmmm... the maps one just answered... just REALLY slow and not quite functional. Maybe they are on the way back. That would be cool. I like the map thingy.
The maps are back. Woo! They say it was specifically a DDOS attack, not just regular load. Whichever. It is back now.
And it is gone again...
And back again...