This blog has been found to be very sluggish, at several times over the last four days or so. My apologies if you’ve also encountered the slowdown. It’s not the site itself that’s slow, but rather the WordPress install, which is patched to the latest version. As such I assume that some other site, hosted on the same server at my ISP, has been periodically hogging back-end database access. The blog’s speed seems to be fine now, but this problem may return. There’s nothing I can do about it, and it’s up to the ISP’s techies to spot the excessive traffic/database-use and fix it.