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Over a year ago I published a post on my initial adventures in self-hosting outlining what I was using, what I was trying to get rid of, etc. Awhile back a friendly e-mail came in from someone who had read that post (thanks!) suggesting I follow-up with how things are going and any other tools I started using. Well my friend, here is that post! Let’s start with what has been a success…

posted by esells on Sep 24, 2018

Background This week I am lucky enough to be attending GopherCon which is a great conference that is focused on topics that revolve around the Go programming language. As I was sitting in one of the talks on day one something hit me: I don’t really belong here. This had nothing to do with gender, age, hair color etc but more to do with the fact that I was listening to seasoned developers talking to other developers about hard developer problems.

posted by esells on Aug 30, 2018

Some people’s new years resolution was to lose weight, others was to give themselves more “me” time. Mine was to move off of as much SaaS offerings as I could in an attempt to start taking back my privacy. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of SaaS solutions out there that are awesome and take away the burden of having to manage a server but I felt that there was just too much of my info being spread across these sites.

posted by esells on Mar 03, 2017

It’s an uncomfortable feeling when you have to tell your mom that the internet service she had been paying for had just been terminated. For the second time. Or at least it was for me. It was the mid to late ‘90s and the latest craze was the statd exploit that had been released for Solaris. I had a list of potential targets (thank you nmap) and wasn’t really looking to do much, but being young and stupid I thought I’d give one target a quick test without using any of hiding techniques that typically accompanied a more thought out attack.

posted by esells on Jan 13, 2017