MetaFilter IRC is back (in full effect, YO!). Visit: irc://irc.metafilter.com:6667/mefi. If your DNS server is caching the old address, use: irc://irc.turlyming.com:6667/mefi.
turlyming.com (metafilter.com's primary mx, primary/secondary ns, and #mefi host) suffered a drive failure yesterday. while matt has his bases covered, you may still experience minor delays in ns lookups for metafilter.com addresses and of course, the irc channel is unavailable until i can rebuild the box.