I apologize to any users of Internet Explorer who were unable to access Consumerism Commentary for several hours on Friday. Apparently, something was wrong with some of the web statistics software I (and millions of other webmasters) was using. The service provider, SiteMeter, changed their code and caused presumably thousands of websites to be inaccessible or producing warnings for users who use Windows and Internet Explorer.
I’ve removed the broken service temporarily. While webmasters everywhere are aware of the problem, SiteMeter hasn’t published any information on the issue. For a company so involved with the web, I would have expected better communication about the problem.
Thanks to Jim from Blueprint for Financial Prosperity who was kind enough to send me a text message while I was away from the computer to let me know about the problem.