Since I’m a networking professional, I thought I’d comment on the outage for one reason: In the words of Cap’n Solo: It’s not my fault.
In real life, I’m a network analyst responsible for a large university wide network. Even when I was regularly writing the site, I had zero responsibility for the server or it’s network connection.
Hackaday.com suffered from some server transition issues the other day, so they set up a fail-whale contest. Now, it seems that they’re really down – and down hard. From my view of the internet, there are no DNS records. I’m certain that they’re working hard to get things back up, but for now the site is down hard.
Good luck guys.