I’m sorry this site is being so unreliable at the moment.
I have contacted DreamHost about the terrible load times and unstable performance, despite how almost nobody reads this site. They sent complex instructions for back-end changes to how it is run, but I don’t have time to do that now.
My hosting worked pretty well until recently, but now doing anything on the back end dashboard side is painfully slow and often fails, as does people trying to post comments.
Meanwhile, it might help some people to know that a standard DreamHost hosting plan can’t handle a couple of visitors per hour without back end caching and optimization.