At 12:49 PM EST Ric Williams in a comment on the Team Zen FB Group, “Empire Avenue is off line for about an hour, we have had a technical problem with a rogue squirrel! Thanks for catching this folks, we really do appreciate it.”

Ric added further clarification concerning an issue I pointed out yesterday in which hundreds of inactive EAv users saw shareprice gains of 1e or more, “Sorry for the delay, yesterday’s issue was related to accounts reconnecting active Twitter ands Facebook accounts after a period of being disconnected. Today’s issue is a script issue with the squirrel having a hangover…”

Update 4:42 PM EST: Empire Avenue ended up being down for several hours. More info is available in this follow-up post: Crazy Squirrels, Refunds and Lost Pants