I'm taking the month of November off work, so that I can exclusively take care of our child. Despite it being a difficult time, with him teething, it has been a great half-month so far.
During the course of the month I've found my interest in a lot of technological things waning, so I've killed my account(s) on a few platforms, and scaled back others - if I could exclusively do child-care for the next 20 years I'd be very happy, but sadly I don't think that is terribly realistic.
My interest in things hasn't entirely vanished though, to the extent that I found the time to replace my use of
consul yesterday, and I'm trying to work out how to simplify my hosting setup. Right now I have a bunch of servers doing two kinds of web-hosting:
- 100% static-sites
- As created with my static-site-generator.
- 100% dynamic-sites
- Largely written with Perl & CGI.
- Although I did recode my blogspam-detector in golang, and that's performing very well.
Hosting static-sites is trivial, whether with a virtual machine, via Amazons' S3-service, or some other static-host such as netlify.
In short I have a bunch of servers, they mostly tick over unattended, but I'm not really sure I want to keep them running for the next 10+ years. Over time our child will deserve, demand, and require more attention which means time for personal stuff is only going to diminish.
Simplify things now wouldn't be a bad thing to do, before it is too late.