There has been some intermittent down time of the site over the last couple of weeks; apologies.

The first bout was moving from Slicehost over to Linode - something I toyed with some months ago, but was finally swayed by Eivind Uggedal's excellent comparison of VPS performance. Whilst I'm sure there are other performance metrics that would put Slicehost in the lead, there was more bang for less buck at Linode.

The second bout was migrating the baby-fresh Linode image to the recently announced London server, reducing average ping latency from 86ms to 4ms - nearly 12x faster.