Finding a host for a personal blog

TL;DR: I switched hosting providers and my blog looks different. My personal blog began in 2006 with a series of posts on OkCupid. That may sound like a funny place for a personal blog, but in 2006 OkCupid was both a dating site and a social network. While my posts, like most of the other OkCupid bloggers,…

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Mailman vs Sympa

I spent hours yesterday configuring Sympa and it still wasn’t finished. I spent 30 minutes configuring Mailman today and it did exactly what I wanted. We have a winner! Sorry for the long, boring post yesterday. I’ll keep this to a short boring post today. As you might guess, this sort of systems administration is my life.…

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Wasting time with Sympa

I’ve spent the past 24 hours working on mailing-list software for my private server. In a previous post, I discussed my concerns that LiveJournal, the host of my blog, might “go dark” without warning. My solution is to set up my own blog on my own server, with automatic cross-posting. This means when I write a post…

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My own little server

I’m thinking about setting up my own server with my own WordPress blog, mail server, list server, etc. It would free me from the potential vissitudes of LiveJournal. I could share it with my friends (such as sabrinamari) who’ve expressed the same concern about the permanence of LiveJournal. I could even offer a mail server and message…

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