Okay, so the experiment is over, and the results are in:
It wasn’t possible for me to unleash the real power of WordPress from my rinky-dink dinosaur of a home server. Fun and instructive as a test-bed, but not good for the real world.
So, I found a good, inexpensive online server (solvedbydata.com), and here it is.
Much faster, more responsive, easy to wipe clean and start over, they load your Linux flavor of choice for you, all in blazing fast time.
Now you have a Linux server command line, and complete freedom to use it as you wish.
And plenty of space to use it in.
Welcome jimmiles.org, to the real world.
My blog is officially moved in! I imported it into the latest edition of WordPress on my Ubuntu LAMP server. I updated it to look its best in its new home. This is the first new post from that local server.
Read More “We’ve Moved”
I’m planning on moving this blog to a server that I’ve set up in my home. I want to do this mainly to see whether this is even possible for me, or practical. And also if I have the know-how to do it. Also, I think I might migrate away from the WordPress platform. I’ve been researching alternative CMS’s and platforms and even self-coding. Although the Internet is certainly in deep love with WordPress, it’s not a blogger’s only, or even necessarily best, option.
Blogger and… More?
My needs are fairly simple: occasional blogging, and even less occasional long-form writing. That’s my current menu of interests. However, I wonder if that might grow if I found it possible to be in complete control of my own content, down to the server hosting it. I am following closely the troubles with de-monetization and censorship plaguing the podcasters and YouTubers out there who don’t agree with Google and Youtube’s ever-narrowing definitions of political correctness.
Read More “We’re Moving”
It’s been over a year since the last update. I’ve got a server running in my house now, cobbled together from older parts after a recent PC upgrade.
Read More “2018 Update”
It’s been the better part of a year since the last post, although my Twenty-five Years in the Seventh-day Adventist Church post continues to draw comments and I reply to each one.
We’ve had a bitter and contentious election season, and somehow elected a bitter and contentious person to the office of President of the United States. Way too much being written/ Youtube-d/ podcasted about that fiasco for me to bother adding any more than I just did.
Read More “Catching Up”