It appears that ref21 went "down" yesterday and a message appeared suggesting liquidation, expiration and general nastiness. Rumors that Trotter's blogs were the cause of it were only partially true. It does appear that the site was "hacked" (we were not alone; our parent host tells us that others were involved which makes us feel much more comfortable and affirmed). All is now well. Normal service has been resumed. Thanks to all those who got in touch with us about it.   [Derek Thomas]