This is very frustrating. Smooth streaming doesn't seem to work for me at all at C9 site and I'm on the East Coast. E.g. trying to watch Yuri Gurevitch's latest video suign IE9 on Win7 Ultimate:

URL Method Result Type Received Taken Initiator Wait‎‎ Start‎‎ Request‎‎ Response‎‎ Cache read‎‎ Gap‎‎
http://smooth.ch9.ms/ch9/a792/45bf25f1-90c2-4bdf-b589-9ebe014ba792/C9LecturesYuriGurevichAlgorithmsP3.ism/manifest GET 503 text/html 0.51 KB 47 ms  1825 16 31 0 0 0

Similar behavior with practically any video on C9 front page. Are you guys asleep, on vacation or someone hacked your servers?