Okay, I still get this behavior, but it has something to do with this instance of Chrome vs. another. Which likely implies it has to do with cookies or something.
I realized this after starting chrome with another profile.
It seems to me that cached and recent content works fine, but I haven't been able to — for example — load this question all day today. Also, the markdown editor isn't working here, and I can't load any of the actual rooms on
chat.meta.stackoverflow.com. Merge this if someone else is talking about the issues.
PS I'm on Chrome in a building full of networks in NYC.
7 stackoverflow.com (220.127.116.11) 1.558 ms 1.477 ms 1.672 ms