I’ve just added a new .htaccess file to the site to prevent a lot of referrer spam hitting the server. It also denies access from a number of proxies that are popular with spammers. I reckon I’m getting several times more “spamming” traffic then “genuine” traffic and it’s costing me in server load (I should know, I’m the webhost!).
So, if you have trouble accessing the blog please let me know via the comments form on this post. (Of course, if you couldn’t access the site, you’d be unable to read this post… hmmm)