As you may or may not know, I use MediaTemple’s excellent Grid-Service hosting. It’s a bit pricey, but their client list is testimonial enough, and everyone I know who needs dependable hosting services goes there. The cost was the reason I was actually peeved when they sent me an email alerting me to their special gift card deal. You can give hosting to someone, for $95 a year, domain inclusive. Or you can give it to yourself.
Yes, it’s a lite version of their Grid-Service package, so you get half the disk space, have the transfer limits, fewer websites, etc. but it still would’ve suited my needs, at this stage in Verbosaurus‘ development. I host Sister Grimm off of my server as well, but still, what I have is probably overkill. Grr.
Griping aside, you can find out more about the deal here. If you’re looking for hosting, this beat most other offers I’ve seen for what you get, plus MediaTemple is a serious step up in customer service and dependability compared to others. When they ask for a referrer url during sign-up, just use “verbosaurus.com”, to abate my rage about not getting this deal myself.
Take a look at this beauty:
Though not the actual one picture (mine’s probably in better shape :P), I recently became the owner of the very same model typewriter as that pictured above. Became the owner, I should say, because a certain amazing girlfriend actually cared enough to get me a gift so well-suited as to restore my faith in the entire gift-giving institution.
And yes, like so many other writers before me, I openly admit to the cliche of fetishizing typewriters. I would make love to them if their orifices were conducive to such an act.
Thanks kappa. As far as birthdays go it’ll be a hard one to top.