Recently and I found myself with no way to really justify the cost of a commercial internet account any longer. I was left with no options other than look for hosting and I didn’t really want navigate the plethora of options available I wanted to run my own server plain and simple. I had read a little bit about VPS offerings. The more I read the more this seemed like something I would like to try and since I don’t have a particularly high traffic site it was cheaper than what I had been paying. It meets my basic requirements in as much as it allows me to configure my site however I want and really actually is pretty fast. The VPS provider I chose was these folks after scouting a few potential providers. I was torn between them and one other VPS service provider and since I really had no experience with this or either company it came down to a coin toss in the end. These two stood out to me because of all the user provided information both had about deploying their respective products and their prices of course were not expensive plus both were very straightforward on their pricing models. I’LL close for now and just state I think I am am really going to enjoy deploying the site this way. I am new to this but if anyone wants to deploy a website their way so far this appears like it will be a good option.
Inasmuch as this is yet another fresh start for this page I am not sure what actually I will be pursuing this go round. I used to try and follow consumer tech/product related news but really since my exposure to the newest and coolest hardware is limited to what I can afford to buy I am limited source of experience and information. I will probably set up a multi source feed (such as Google tech news) in the sidebar. I have learned how to do a few things such as setup a server and host websites on it and to the best of my ability I do really try to keep the server up to date and reasonably capable. Once in awhile I might share something along the lines of look what I just figured out but caution anyone reading that I am not an expert just a tinkerer further research is always advised. It is no secret that I am from Louisiana therefore some of what ends up here may have something to do with that. Recently in my life I have gone through heart surgery (about 3 years ago) and taken to riding a bicycle for pleasure and exercise. Bicycles and I go way back so some of what ends up here will be about that. I am no speed or distance athlete rather someone who likes to ride and considers bicycles one of the greatest inventions ever! So I guess what I am saying is that in every sense of the word this site will be a personal blog and the title a metaphor for how it is delivered.
The pictures above are some examples of the kinds of things that may appear here. Please realize that everything is very much in a formative state and things could and probably will change. Things that will not change are site philosophy is share and share alike, no bullshit obtrusive ads ever as CompHobby is and will always (long as it is mine) be free. Comments of any genuine positive or negative nature are always appreciated.
Well I had a mishap and can’t say for sure that I will restore all the old material that was here. I still have backups but there are some problems with the database files for this site. All my images still live in the cloud so they are apparently safe. Two other sites I hosted are intact and I may put them back up shortly. In as much as this is just a hobby and I have another more demanding (paying) job I can’t say what this site’s focus will be going forward. More than likely it will be light reading that might interest people who are curious about self-hosting websites. With prices and hosting options being what they are these days non commercial self hosting probably is more of a novelty undertaking than anything else since getting a website up and going with a professional hosting service is a pretty trivial task, self hosting is not as user friendly and requires a larger investment of time in my opinion. I enjoy this undertaking but I have been doing this for a long time though. I am not a tech-type rather just someone who through a hit or miss (a lot of miss sometimes) process has figured out how to perform some web related tasks. My main resources are Google and the Internet and sometimes it comes together nicely.