In case anybody has had trouble lately with the site loading slowly, I think I've figured out why that might be happening. It has to do with how I've been loading illustrations. It will take a few days for the old method to clear off the front page, but things should improve after that.
Also, yesterday we passed 30,000 comments on the new site (you might remember the original site was over on Blogger.) The author of the 30,000th comment was Arghya Mukherjee.
Featured Comment by Arghya Mukherjee: "That is serendipity for you—that was only my second comment on the site in two years.
"Thanks, though, for a superb blog—a daily dose of photographic sanity and balance that I would find it hard to do without."
Featured Comment by Adam McAnaney: "I'd like to thank Mike, but I have already thanked him enough. So here is a big THANK YOU to everyone who comments here. I just read all 107 (and counting) comments on the Pentax K-7, and I assure you that there are very few (if any) websites out there where I would be willing to read more than 20 comments at most. There certainly aren't any where I read all of the comments with any regularity. I really appreciate the intelligence, knowledge and wit that the T.O.P. commenters share here and hope that you will all continue to make T.O.P. such an inviting and informative place.
Mike adds: I'll second that. And I read all 30,000+.