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Media Temple offers shared grid hosting

I listened to Michael Arrington’s podcast interview of the guys behind Media Temple last night and their new shared hosting product piqued my interest. If it fulfills even just 80 percent of what the guys behind the service promised then it will be a phenomenal development in the web service industry.

The new product, the Grid-Server, turns the shared hosting services on its head and the Media Temple guys are so gung-ho over the service its chief executive officer said during the interview they’d soon have a 101 percent uptime guarantee where they’d actually pay customers, on top of not charging them for the entire duration of the outage, when they experience a downtime.

The Grid-Server has a different architecture than most current shared hosting plans.

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Put some oomph into your blog with Zooomr and Lightbox

Use snazzy image loading effects in your blog with Lightbox JS and a Zooomr account (quick, they’re still offering free pro accounts to bloggers, get yours).

Lightbox JS allows you to load larger versions of images on the same page via a cool overlay window. The rest of the page is dimmed with a grayish transparency. To preview the effect, click on the thumbnail in this blog post after the entire page has finished loading. For the effect to work, the entire page must finish loading, otherwise you’d just be taken to a new page that contains the larger image.

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