Yes I know the board has been slow this afternoon. Just got this back from my web host:

"The problem is due to globalcrossing have an issue on their core router in Los Angeles about 12:20pm the problem has since been cleared. However, they have an open maintenance on it so it may flare up again until they can replace the faulty equipment in their LAX location.

There is no issue with our equipment or servers on our network here."

Hopefully all will be fixed soon, and problem will be completely gone.