The problem has been corrected. The reason for the extended downtime was in order to assure that this type of problem would not happen again immediately.
Don't bother opeining a support request or bugging anyone about it. The site went down because this is the internet, and everything breaks sometimes. No one was happy about it, but we all do the best we can.
The site may not be back up for all IPs right now (i'm typing this using a console browser, because I have no access to LJ at the moment.) There will most likely be information made public on this topic in either news or lj_maintenance at some point in the near future, although I won't promise it ;)
For the time being, you guys all rock, I <3 all of you. Some of you need to know that right now, more than anything else in the world.
I did nothing really interesting except try to work on my paper. I actually got some paragraphs done on it.
Oh, and if you really want to ask questions, the best place to do so is comm_news. Someone will look up answers to almost all your questions if you ask, so feel free to wander over there.
Happy thursday everybody.