We've done some additional tweaking but we're still getting slowdowns/failures every two hours or so. While we continue to plug away on that, we brought MetaTalk back online for bug reporting, meetups, and other useful feedback. The server definitely doesn't feel the same without MetaTalk around.
The forecast continues to be continued rockiness with a chance of hourly freakouts. New hardware is ordered and on the way — hopefully the added capacity will smooth things out.