Hosting services ‘in the cloud’ and/or self-hosting (locally or on
Got a bit off track, so resetting and in the process doing a web presence refresh. That includes removing some cruft from this site.
While all my websites now look very different than a month or two ago, the content hasn’t changed very much. On the flip side, I’ve moved my hosting back to Netlify and MS365, and my professional life is on the move.
This ‘migratory nerd’ has moved back to OVH for hosting. [2023-07-11: And recently, have done so yet again, after visiting Netlify for a while]
Besides removing all the cover images on the site, you may have noticed the change in logos, colours, and various other details. Here’s what that is all about.
“… each of my posts has usually sported a big ol’ hero image as the background… That, too, has been limiting and even delaying, even if only as a lame excuse on my part.
This site now lives on an Alpine instance via Vultr.com public cloud. No more Azure Storage Blob web hosting (Microsoft) for me. And though it wasn’t a financial decision, I save money! [2023-07-11] I went all purist open source, for a few months.
If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted in a long time: “I have been up to tech!” I’ve created and updated quite a few projects.
This is true despite the fact that I am moving my websites (including this one) away from OVHcloud and/or self-hosting, and am making a shift to using Microsoft 365. Some will never believe that nor accept what I have to say about it, but for me it’s the right decision.
While our internal tests (using private data that would need to be replaced with dummy data) of a full config were successful, frustrations with ‘our’ OpenStack hosting provider has led to the conclusion that it’s not a viable cloud alternative for us.