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My Host, Media Temple, has informed me that they’re doing scheduled (major) maintenance tonight on their Grid-Service. The site may be down from 9:00pm to 1:00am PDT, and possibly longer. MAINTENANCE ACTION: (mt) Engineers will be making significant changes to the back-end network used for the (gs) Grid-Service. This maintenance will improve reliability and assist [...]
As you may or may not know, the deadline this year for filing your federal (2010) income tax return has been extended to April 18th, 2011 (instead of the typical 15th). This is due to the IRS observing the Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. However, not all states are following the IRS’s lead, so [...]
The situation currently unfolding in Japan has reignited the debate over the safety of nuclear power. If you live in the United States, and you’re not quite sure how close you live to a nuclear power plant, you may want to check out this interactive map over at CNN Money. The map shows the location [...]
I had never really given it much thought, but I’ve always assumed that when a dog drinks it curls it’s tongue forward to scoop up the water. Apparently, dogs actually curl their tongue backwards (towards their body) to bring the water into their mouths. Who knew? YouTube Link
Yay… starting next week, AT&T iPhone users will be able to share their iPhone’s 3G data connection with up to five devices via a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Read the full details at Macworld.com.
I’ve been hosting my sites on Media Temple for almost 5 years now. In general I’ve been happy with them, and I’ve recommended them to friends and clients. But, with my recent troubles with the GridContainer, I started to wonder if they’re still as good as they once were, or if they gradually went downhill [...]
Back on February 3rd I mentioned signing up for Media Temple’s MySQL GridContainer. The GridContainer is an add-on to their Grid-Service (gs) shared hosting package. After about a week of horrible performance I cancelled it and went back to the standard Grid-Service.
My sites are hosted by Media Temple. Generally I’ve been pretty happy with them, but the last few days have been a giant pain in the ass. On Monday I migrated my Grid Service account from the MySQL SmartPool, to the dedicated MySQL GridContainer. One is a shared version of MySQL server, and the other [...]