Seems like the Freenode IRC network may be under attack. Around 20 minutes ago, I got kicked off, and haven’t been able to get back in — manually connecting to different servers, it seems that about half of them are ‘Connection Refused’, half are not responding at all, and the one I could connect to is telling me that it’s all-full-up. Looking back in my status window, I see:
23:44:18 [freenode] -ratbert(i=ratbert@freenode/staff/pdpc.levin)- [Global notice] I am a fat asshole, who loves abuse, die
23:44:29 [freenode] -ratbert(i=ratbert@freenode/staff/pdpc.levin)- DCC SEND YOUAREALLJUDENLOL
Seems likely that someone got through to something they shouldn’t have… hopefully it doesn’t last too long, as a fair number of projects that I either participate in or maintain have their primary IRC channels there.
Luckily, Freenode actually has someone whose full time job is to make it run. I have no doubt that it will come back at some point, even if it is not quite as soon as I’d typically like.