The Adventures of the Retired Guy

Technology, sailing and the rest of life.

Category: Hardware

5 Posts

New, new horses

Since we’ll be travelling for the forseeable future, I decided to move the blog off the little server and up to Amazon Web Services, where it will be somebody else’s problem to keep it running, accessable and online.

New Horses

First, I succumbed to the lure of more screen space. Then, the Ryzen hype from AMD was just irresistible, and I succumbed again. And finally, I’ve ditched Windows for Linux (ubuntu). But I feel fine about it.

The Server Rebuild
[Update 28-Jun-2020: And now they’re found! Running containerized Ghost changed the path to the images and I never had the patience till now to go looking. But it would be helpful if Ghost export would capture the images too…] [Update 20-jul-2019: Sadly, I’ve lost all the photos of the server components due to bad juju during an unintended blog rebuild. I can’t immediately find backup copies, but will keep looking. They gave this post some real pizzaz!
The Server for this Blog
Getting all meta, here’s a blog post about the blog server, the origin story of the little server that powers this blog. My original idea about this blog is that it should be a completely stand-alone thing, so I wouldn’t be beholden to someone else’s monetization scheme to get my thoughts out there. I could probably find a free/cheap enough shared service if I looked hard enough, but I didn’t want to do the research and, in the back of my mind was the appeal of building from scratch and learning something along the way.