Freenode's staff and a group of users have been busy testing ircd-seven, the ircd which will eventually replace the aging collection of ugly hacks known as hyperion-ircd. So far it seems I've been the only one who's found and reported bugs in channel management code (account bans + forwarding, in particular), which is a pity; we need more testers!
Occasionally, the server instances get restarted and some people complain.
I think I cannot complain, because I just got my own 10 seconds of fame. It's a pity that I didn't have a better one-liner or a larger audience for the occasion!
(And if you don't use freenode or IRC at all, you won't understand any of this.