The server load is sky-high ATM, 13.something (thank you OSNews! We love you too!); and our heavily-hacked forums and blog are holding their ground perfectly! Hurray for that.
At the same time, our new image gallery (only installed yesterday) is in somewhat of a flurry. If you get a "max_connections" error, please just hit F5, you shouldn’t need to do it more than once. I’m re-coding a couple of things, so by the time the screenshots are up, it should be good to go.
Update: We’ve done our bit of optimization, still a lot more to go, but we have lowered the sever load quite a bit. We have also unlocked the gallery to allow for the uploading images by registered users, please see here for more info.