Folksy images disappeared for a couple of minutes

Hi — the images just disappeared for a couple of minutes. This was due to the cache that’s in front of our image service falling over. This is something we’ve been tracking, and are looking at currently. It seems pretty clear that the cache is periodically running out of memory. We’ll be getting better monitoring in place soon, and will be increasing the amount of memory available to the cache in the next couple of days.
On the plus side, we were able to get images back up really quickly (I think within 5 minutes), and were able to use this opportunity to test a new script to boost the image cache whilst it rebuilt, which seems to have worked really well.
So sorry about the brief outage, there, and thanks for bearing with us whilst we refine the image service.

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