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The site’s been really wonky today due to some problems on the Grid at MediaTemple. I hope they get the issues worked out soon. This is third time the site’s gone offline in a week. It’s starting to get ridiculous.

UPDATE: According to MediaTemple, the interruption was widespread and affected all of its Grid customers. They’re saying that the culprit was a DDoS attack on the system…

Network interruption resolved

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 at 2:13 pm

This afternoon (mt) Media Temple engineers successfully mitigated a fairly sophisticated network attack aimed at several of our services. This distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack appears to have originated from China and other sources along the western Pacific rim.

We have upgraded our load balancing system and made various other network configuration changes to prevent disruptions like this in the future. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.