I use a VPN so I have a European IP address, Sweden, Poland, Germany etc. depending on which port I land on. Connectivity to diy.stackexchange.com is intermittent - every week or so, it will go down for hours at a time. I am unable to even begin to load any page (the Safari progress bar stops at the first place it stops, and never advances.
Works fine from a North American IP address, and diy.meta works too. Every other random stack that I try also seems to work fine. Just DIY.
For instance I provided an answer to this question at 1pm, and it's now 6pm and the thing is still beachballing:
I can't even retry, not that it would work; diy.se doesn't load in other windows either.
Any idea what makes diy.se special(ly terrible)?