I like hosted services, like blogspot. Someone else does the heavy lifting about security patches and availability, so I don't have to. Sitemeter is one of those, and has been really reliable the whole 2 1/2 years I've been using it.
Until a week ago.
That's what an outage looks like. They bounced, and bounced hard - not "We're sorry, you can't get to the administrative portal", but the whole thing was down and lost data.
Not that it's a huge deal for me - while I agree with JayG that Sitemeter == Crack, it doesn't have the pull that it used to. But if this were an ecommerce site - say, the UK's PC World - going hard down loses you real cash money. For PC World, going down on one of the busiest shopping days of they year loses you even more cash money.
Maybe the new IT team at PC World will do better. Hopefully, the old IT team from PC World won't go to work at Sitemeter.