Self-hosting made simple

July 6, 2020 · 1 min read
I've written about self-hosting here, however I haven't covered how I went about hosting my apps, including this very site. I've gone through a couple of re-makes of this site and my hosting solution. From using a VM on DigitalOcean and installing Ghost CMS manually to running CapRover to deploy docker containers of apps I wanted to run. All of these require fiddling around with reverse-proxy settings. While I feel like I have a much better understanding of NGINX now, its still not something I want to mess around with. In comes Cloudron.

Deno is the future

June 2, 2020 · 2 min read
I absolutely love Node.js, however it does irritate me from time to time. The ecosystem is cluttered and requires you to write Javascript in a way that seems counter-intuitive to those who code for the browser. Thankfully, our lord and saviour Ryan Dahl has brought us Deno, a fresh take on a backend JavaScript runtime.

Why you should host your own website

April 28, 2020 · 1 min read
We used to require a wealth of knowledge to get a simple website up and running for a blog, portfolio, or business landing page. Often times getting one made required contracting a team of developers or using up resources in-house. More recently, websites like Squarespace and Wix, among others, simplify this process by removing the "code barrier".
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