Also, I see LiveJournal is slower than molasses in January.
From the status page:
"Many users will experience site slowdowns or difficulty loading pages during the afternoon, which is our peak time. We're working on addressing and resolving the problem."
But it's nearly 2am now, 11pm Pacific. Does peak extend all evening through both coasts? Well, I guess can't complain. Even at its worse, LJ doesn't slow my productivity as much as Yahoo does. I won't use Y!IM, and blocking Trillian will only give me the excuse I needed to dump Yahoo for good, and bring my recalcitrant friends to nicer neighborhoods.