Web site outage

Our web site experienced an outage this morning (2/29/2012) due to a Microsoft Azure Cloud server problem.
We use Microsoft Azure Cloud hosting because it's not supposed to have a system wide issue like this.

We rewrote some of our code quickly to get around the problem and get our site back working temporarily.

We apologize for any inconvenience this caused, and are looking at steps to mitigate issues like this in the future.