As you may have noticed, the New York Magazine website — including Intelligencer, The Cut, Grub Street, and Vulture — was inaccessible for most of Wednesday afternoon. (Think about how much you missed us, and then multiple that by the number of books Thomas Piketty has sold this week, and that's how much we missed you.)
In the course of some routine maintenance, we inadvertently made a change to our DNS settings, temporarily causing the internet to forget the IP address of our servers. We realized the mistake almost immediately and quickly changed things back, but it took a while for the internet's address directory to update with the correct information. Things should be getting back to normal now, although there may be a few more bumps throughout the evening. The sun will come out tomorrow.
While we were dark, though, we could still read Twitter and noticed that the coping method of choice was to make jokes. Here are some of our favorites — we laughed to keep from crying:
Maybe http://t.co/6rhMmsD95J being down is a performance art publicity stunt about the end of the media— Michelle Dean (@michelledean) April 23, 2014
I really like this new normcore redesign @NYMag is trying out.— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) April 23, 2014
I love the New York Magazine redesign! pic.twitter.com/FJooDf0Osy— Zach Schonfeld (@zzzzaaaacccchhh) April 23, 2014
Surprise: http://t.co/JEI33ti9FB was all just a dream. Or a nightmare if you work for a competing media brand.— Mark Byrne (@markwby) April 23, 2014
Don't make me link all of you to http://t.co/ZeztB28FLq. It's not funny when you have to explain the joke— JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) April 23, 2014
@NYMag have you tried submerging your website in a bucket of rice overnight— Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) April 23, 2014
.@NYMag did you try blowing on it?— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 23, 2014
See you in the morning!