If you’ve been seeing this lately:
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site http://<Web site>. Operation aborted.
it’s apparently the result of an unfortunate interaction between a known Microsoft bug and behind-the-scenes changes to the script at SiteMeter.
This should no longer affect IE users of this site: I have reinstalled a much-older version of the SiteMeter script (there’s a reason I never throw anything away) which still apparently works correctly with the IE parser.
Users of non-Microsoft browsers were not affected by this bug.
If you have any problems with any page on this site, please write.
Update: SiteMeter says they’ve fixed their issue. Microsoft? Don’t ask.
Further update: “This is one of the problems with complex systems,” observes Roberta X: “they break in places nobody’s looking.”