We got a note from our friends at prgmr (who generously donate our hosting - thanks, @alynpost) that we have some upcoming maintenance:
As you may be aware, the mitigations we deployed earlier this year for Meltdown and Spectre were the best available at the time, but were incomplete. In addition to other changes, we would like to deploy more complete updates on the host server for [lobste.rs] covering Spectre v2/SP2 now that all the dependencies are available. We are still not aware of any update for Spectre v1.
These updates requires system reboots. We have allocated up to two hours after 2018-05-05 02:00:00 UTC for this maintenance window.
That’s 9 PM US Central time on Friday.
However: this will be the first restart of this new Lobsters server. There’s a real chance that some fiddly little thing we haven’t thought of will break, so our downtime might run longer. I’ll be online to troubleshoot as the server comes back up, and if you want updates it’s best to hang out in the chat room.
Catch you on the flip side.