I'm doing upgrade and backend wizardry which is why you may lose connection briefly for a few seconds here and there. And, also why the recent topics are not up at the top right now. All else should work.
Annnnnd, maybe downgrading back to where I was. Having issues with the "upgrade" -- sigh.
Okay, I had upgraded Node.js and that was a no-no. Oopsy. All should be good now.