We'll be saying more about this in the coming days, but for now just a heads-up.
For some time we've had problems with slow downloading of TPM and even sporadic outages.
(Someday I will share with you the story of screaming into my cell phone at the Merrimack Restaurant in Manchester two days before the New Hampshire primary, telling the tech support guy that a 48 hour turnaround on an answer to why the site was offline really wasn't good enough.)
In part, this is due to the fact that our soon-to-be-former hosting service just provides egregiously bad service and support. But the overriding issue is that we've simply outgrown the server set-up that had served our needs well enough for most of the three-plus years the site has been online.
To give you a sense of the growth, TPM's traffic is roughly 1000% higher than it was in late 2002 and roughly 300% what it was in late 2003.
In any case, it's taken us a while to get the logistics and financing worked out. But we're in the midst of moving the site over to a new home flowing not only with milk and honey but, more importantly, copious bandwidth and, I'm told, crackerjack support.
With any luck, you won't notice the switch-over other than perhaps seeing that the site appears more quickly.
We'll keep you posted.