27.01.11 by Jeff

Thank You Media Temple!

I have been running Booooooom out of my own pocket for the past three years and in that time it has grown well beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This massive growth, while amazing, has never been free and when our monthly pageviews broke 3 million I wasn’t sure I could afford the costs of hosting it.

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Lucky for me the gang at Media Temple offered to sponsor the site and help make the cost of running it a lot more affordable. They went out of their way to make sure Booooooom could continue to grow, and even spotlighted us on their blog.

So a big thank you to Media Temple! Boooooooom is now powered by (mt) VPS hosting on a pair of Dedicated Virtual servers. I’m not totally sure what that means but essentially we’ll be around for a long time thanks to their generosity.

I want to assure everyone this is not a paid advertisement, I just felt like it was the least I could do to show my gratitude.



Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.anneemberline.com Anne

    Hooray for helpful peeps supporting awesome things!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


  • http://www.matthewmcdonald.tv/foff/ MMC

    Congrats, Jeff! Definitely deserved!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thanks matthew!

  • Kyle

    They are a cool company! Love that they are supporting.

  • http://art-sponge.com/ Patrick

    congrats ! and great interview too !

  • Andrew

    The background image of your blog is so interesting.
    How to make this?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      in photoshop


      • Andrew

        thanks for your reply,

        so.. is it consists of halftone images over-layed one another at different transparencies?

        and the effect looks very fine, what methods did you used? diffusion dither? halftone? custom pattern?

        can you please teach me a little bit more? because I really want to learn more, and your works are really nice.

      • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

        i drew the original image and then used bitmapped it and i dont remember the exact settings, just play around with it, its really simple.

      • Andrew

        thanks again,
        i understand now, the most important thing is to make a right picture before the bitmap process.
        can you show me the original picture?

  • http://josecazares.com/blog Jose

    Thanks MediaTemple!

  • http://www.e22.com shing02

    big up!

  • http://www.clownpenis.fart renan


  • http://www.siujefftse.com Jeff Tse


    So you’ll be in Hawaii? What sorta project you got going on?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      will be announced next week – gonna be over there with a bunch of artists staying together- documenting them as they make work for a show there

  • http://www.zanino.com Fabio

    Long life to Booooooom!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers Fabio!

  • http://www.hazlotopics.com Hazlo, Painter

    Spotlights on Booooom! This is fully deserved. Congratulations!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thanks hazlo!

  • http://victoriacraw.blogspot.com/ Victoria

    Yaya that’s amazing! I had no idea this was run out of your own pocket for three years….stoked you will be sticking around!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thank you victoria!

  • http://phillysteez.com Daniel Wooden

    Congrade Jeff!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thankss daniel!

  • http://fidemgenusque.wordpress.com Michael

    good karma!
    keep it up

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      thanks michael!

  • http://mortenwibrand.com/ Morten

    Congrats! Now I love Media Temple even more!

  • bess

    yay!!!! wooohoo!

  • http://www.louisechen.com louise

    MEDIA TEMPLE FTW!! my friend just started working there and says it’s amazing, small company, big presence. Love for MT and love for booooooom!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      yes! great people!

  • http://erindollar.etsy.com Erin

    woo hoo! glad to hear the good news!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff


  • http://www.dessign.net Dessign

    Thats so amazing, I use Media Temple VPS They are great, and thats cool because Boooooooom ROCKS, one of my favorite inspiration websites out there,


    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers marios!

  • Cho-Wai Ben Fung

    Thank you to Media Temple and to Jeff for keeping us inspired by showcasing great artists and putting other fun things on here.

    Keep on rocking!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      cheers mr fung!

  • http://heavenscentelephants.blogspot.com lexy

    thank you media post!!

  • http://www.alexpatin.com Alex

    I can only wait & dream til my site becomes big enough to be sponsored by media temple!

  • http://twitter.com/mfbolla bolla

    I’ve been without internet for a week in Egypt due to political reasons. This is a great post to come back to. Mabrook! (Congratulations in Arabic) :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      had no idea you were in Egypt! im glad you have internet back, be safe over there!

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