Thanks to the many readers who wrote in to point out that the site was automatically reloading like a maniac on Friday, making it difficult to read articles, post in the Fray, and generally enjoy any time spent on Slate. (The bug also made it difficult for us to publish articles, if that's any consolation.) The problem was introduced as we released some improvements to our site redesign. We've now got the refresh bug fixed, so please resume your normal Slate activities. We're sorry about the mix-up, and we appreciate your patience.
And don't forget to send any bugs you notice to firstname.lastname@example.org and submit any feedback on the redesign to the Slate Fare Fray.