You might have noticed that the pace of postings here has slowed down over the last few weeks. Part of the reason has simply been that summer is upon us, and part of the reason is that some of my favorite tools mysteriously broke. Suddenly comments weren't being moderated correctly, uploads were broken, and my offline tools all quit. The culprit seems to be an incompatibility with Arne Brachold's excellent sitemap generator plug-in and WordPress 2.2.1.
In any case, it's all working again, thanks to the excellent support at IISNet Networks, the folks who host this site. Yesterday (yes — on the 4th of July) they diagnosed the problem and for now the plug-in is turned off. I can't say enough good things about them. If you're looking for quality hosting, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out.