It may appear that McMurdo has gotten a little slow or lazy with upkeep of the site. Fact is, while we have been busy, the real constraint is our internet access. Options are very limited here in the North Woods, but for the last couple of years we have had fairly decent access using Alltel, a cell-phone service that provides internet service through its phone system.
In August, something changed. We were told to punch in some new codes in anticipation of the Alltel/Verizon merger, and since then our access to the internet drifted between zero and poor. This has hampered our ability to maintain the site.
We are being told that in the middle of October things will improve. We are keeping our eyes open and our fingers crossed. We appreciate your patience.