Just an FYI: Late last night my home DSL connection went down, and with it, the nameserver for metafilter among numerous sites. I've hopefully got someone from XO/Covad coming to take a look Monday morning, but until then MetaFilter may be unreachable.
This is what happens when the world is built on sand, and a gust or a wave comes out of nowhere to knock it out.
I'd probably feel bad about the outage if I wasn't enjoying myself so much in Southern California right now. So if MetaFilter is down for you, do what I'm doing, go outside and enjoy the sunshine.