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.
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(Replying to the previous discussion about blogspam here, since the thread is closed...)
You should consider making blogspam non-free (as in beer): nothing in the free licenses we use keep you from charging a fee for using a service. If I would run this, I would look at per-site usage and choose a sweet spot in that long tail to make it so the most users could run it for free and then larger consumers would subsidize the others.
Anyways, if people are unhappy with the pricing, they can setup their own service with the free software you provide... The problem here is really how to share the bad offenders securely. For this DroneBL have an interesting approach of basically allowing writes from the outside...
But I understand that if you don't use this anymore, the incentives to maintain the service are very very small...