I just contacted Ryan and Jay; they've got the server techs looking into it. I think they're hosted on Fire-something-or-another, though.
I thought it was moving from there.
Hm. I think you're right. Dunno then.
Nope, traceroute shows it's still on firehost - it looks like it gets hung up bouncing back and forth between firehost servers. Something to do with the cloud configuration? The Varnish cache? I don't know much about that kind of setup.
It finally just hangs on firehost, even with a traceroute timeout of 40 seconds (default is 5 seconds).
I had an interesting experience last night. I've noticed that the trouble seems to start around midnight. Last night, I posted at around 11:57 pm (CST) with no trouble. A few minutes later, I did another post at 12:03 am -- blam -- "Guru Meditation." It's starting to smell like a cron job.