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Another person articulating the value of personal blogs in the face of social networks who inscrutably control what you see and when.

A thing you were previously in full control over – your timeline – is now not so, and things show up that you don’t know where they came from or how they’re relevant.

via waffle.

How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1 | Ars Technica

How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1 | Ars Technica.

This is something I’ve thought about and looked at before. But… I still think this is beyond what an individual should need to do. I would much rather have a service provider host, manage, and secure my email service. In case you really want to control your email services, then go for it, it’s not that expensive, and all you have to do is run through a 4 part series and get really familiar with the command line. I love the internet.

 

Host Benchmarker

Host Benchmarker – Real, unbiased web hosting comparisons.

I actually really like this site. I’ts not just spammy click-through  referral pages! Incredible!

I did enjoy being a customer of BlueHost back when I used them. In case you ever want your own domain name and web hosting account, this is a good place to start comparing.

 

 

Heroku Button: Anyone Can Deploy Your App with a Browser – Developer Relations

Heroku Button: Anyone Can Deploy Your App with a Browser – Developer Relations.

Just so you know, this is freaking awesome. It’s like easy installs like an App store for your own web services. First app I recommend you install is this: https://github.com/swanson/stringer

Cook your steaks frozen

iPad painting for my desktop

My hands and the visual side of my brain had some free time today.

Tim

Such an exciting morning

Such an exciting morning by sirtimbly
Such an exciting morning, a photo by sirtimbly on Flickr.

He’s being so good this morning. Sitting and playing and "talking" to himself.

Facebook’s Bad Behavior with Your (now their) Data

I appreciate this bit of sleuthing, from my friend, about Facebooks inability to delete your data:

http://taylorholmes.com/2014/07/15/conclusive-proof-facebook-doesnt-delete-your-deleted-account-data/

Taylor presents a good point. I think it’s important that we are all aware of what kind of company we are giving so much of our trust to. For related reading I would recommend this article from Giga Om.

Standing up

Standing up by sirtimbly
Standing up, a photo by sirtimbly on Flickr.

I call this look: "wait until you see how much mayhem I cause when I can walk around like you guys". In other news, those two front teeth are starting to work. He mangled some rice cracker things tonight in his high-chair while we sat around the dinner table as a family.

Oh boy. Those are teeth.

Oh boy. Those are teeth. by sirtimbly
Oh boy. Those are teeth., a photo by sirtimbly on Flickr.