Firebot may have appeared to be a bit flakey over the last hour or so, due to a problematic network connection between the switch his server is on and its router. Things seem to have stabilized now and the server is now back on the network reliably. The exact cause is not known at this time so a recurrence is possible.
Also, just a heads up, on Thursday, May 12th, there will be a short downtime while the router for firebot’s network is replaced.
Update: Looks like I was premature to consider this problem resolved earlier, it did happen again. Turns out there’s a faulty network cable between the switch and router – which has been replaced with a temporary drop. At some point in the near future there’ll be an outage so the cable and a discovered faulty junction box can be fully replaced.