Just got a note from the WordPress VIP folks that WordPress.com is suffering through a distributed denial of service attack, which is making sites hard to access, both on the front and back ends — and I’ve definitely noticed things being slow on the back end. So if for some reason Whatever is hard to reach today, or you had to try a couple of times to get to it, that’s why. It’s not me, it’s all of WordPress. Hopefully this will be resolved soon.
Update, 4:17pm: Apparently everything’s groovy now.