Dynamic DNS with Gandi
Hiking in CO
I can't think of anything to write about, so here's a post about a hiking trip I went on a month ago. Things didn't go perfectly, but it was still fun!
The Spurious Justifications for Eliminating Price Caps on .org and Other Legacy Domains
This post by Nat Cohen covers ICANN’s proposal to lift price protections on .org domains, allowing the Public Interest Registry (the owner of .org) to charge whatever price they wish to registrars. ICANN’s justification is that extortion by registrars will cause domain owners to leave, driving the price down. This analogy falls apart when we consider that organizations are strongly coupled to their domain names.
DIY image hosting
I spent a couple of hours throwing together a quick Python HTTP server that I can use to run image hosting on this machine.
I read about the IndieWeb project last week. I’ve followed them at a distance in the past, but I ended up watching this video, and it really struck a chord with me: Having my own website means that I have a ‘real’ online identity. Businesses will come and go, incredible journeys will come to an end, and servers get neglected, hacked, or shut down. But even as I churn through social media accounts, my personal domain will always represent me.