Mapstats, from Blogflux, the people who provide that nice little list of locations of recent blog visitors that runs in my right margin, seem to have had some serious problems this week.
For a while their widget was holding up the rendering of this page. Then that got better, but the actual cities being reported on the right didn't change for almost a day. (It is possible I messed up the code in some way while trying to fix the problem, but I don't think so.) Then it went back to not rendering.
So I've killed it off at least temporarily and sent an email asking what is going on. Pity. I liked it.