May 13, 2008
You may have noticed an error message along the lines of “Host ‘pedlfaster.pedlr.com’ is blocked because of many connection errors” recently.
While we kept fixing that in the short-term, it kept popping back up. Now there is a more permanent fix in there, and I’m looking into what caused it (I’m assuming it was a spike in API traffic).
Regardless: you shouldn’t be seeing that anymore. If you do, harass us immediately!
March 16, 2008
Everything is all patched up finally. The site and the API are both up, running, and seem to be handling traffic as well as ever. Thanks to everyone who helped as we worked through the problems.
On top of that, thank you to everyone for being patient while the API was down (it ended up being more than 3 straight days). This problem gave me a lot of time to think about how to avoid a similar problem in the future, so hopefully we won’t be going down this path again any time soon!