Thursday 15 September 2011

Moving my online presence

For several years I have used a combination of paid services (Dreamhost, MobileMe, and Mythic Beasts) to host my online presence.  Specifically:

  • Blog (Wordpress on Dreamhost)
  • Email (Dreamhost, then MobileMe with forwarding from Dreamhost)
  • File hosting (Dreamhost)
  • Photo gallery (Gallery on Dreamhost and then MobileMe)
  • Calendar (MobileMe)
  • Address book (MobileMe)
  • DNS (Dreamhost)
  • Domain registration (Mythic Beasts)
Earlier in the year I moved my email (still forwarded from Dreamhost), calendar, and address book to Google.  More recently I moved my photo gallery to Google Picasa.  This has means I have moved everything I had on MobileMe to free services provided by Google.  In fact, GMail has proved far superior to MobileMe as it allows me to send emails from my preferred (non-Google) email address - something MobileMe never did (I had to bodge it by send email out through Dreamhost to achieve the same result with MobileMe).

This week I received an email reminding me that my Dreamhost account was due to be renewed, so I decided it was time to find a less expensive place to host my blog, perform email forwarding, and provide DNS for my domains.
Now pretty much all of my online presence is hosted on Google, with my domains registered on (and email forwarding and DNS provided by) UKReg.  I have now gone from using two expensive services to just having to pay for my domain registrations.

Oh, and I now use links to content in a public Dropbox folder for file-hosting.

Saturday 6 August 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-06

  • I finally got around to joining CAMRA today. I've only been intending to join for 10 years now. #fb #

Saturday 30 July 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-30

  • It's been a busy week but I (finally) managed to put a lot of the work I have been doing back into #Kamailio git - more to follow soon #fb #

Saturday 23 July 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-23

  • Thinking about next year's summer holiday. I like the idea of island hopping for a couple of weeks. #fb #

Saturday 9 July 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-09

  • Considering buying an Olympus PEN E-PL1. I want something more sophisticated than a compact without the bulk and complexity of a DSLR #fb #

  • Hmm. Now thinking about getting an Olympus PEN E-PL2 instead. I found one for under £390 including VAT and delivery... #fb #

  • Ordered Olympus PEN E-PL2, leather case, and 8Gb SD card. Might treat myself to a view finder and extra lens in a couple of months #fb #

  • Congratulations @mathie and family. #

Saturday 2 July 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-02

  • If anyone out there is able to invite folk to Google+ I'd appreciate an invite. #fb #li #

Saturday 11 June 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-11

  • Interesting start to holiday. Played with #kamailio all night, now walking in the nature reserve while my car gets new tires. Need sleep #fb #

  • Bria for iPad came out this week. Just voice telephony now, but video, SMS, IM, presence (I'm hoping SIP not XMPP) due later in the year.#fb #

  • Just tried Bria for iPad with my #kamailio server. Works perfectly - after disabling NAT traversal in Bria (#kamailio does that for me) #fb #

  • Not surprised Bria for iPad works with my #kamailio server. Been using Bria for iPhone for months. Just need SIP presence support now #fb #

Saturday 28 May 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

Saturday 16 April 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-16

  • “@qikipedia: People who consume caffeine are less likely to commit suicide.” #fb #

Saturday 2 April 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-02

  • Just filled in my Census online. It was much easier than the last one on paper. Still a damnable invasion of privacy though. #fb #

  • Anyone know the best French network/deal for pre-pay 3G (for a dongle). Will be spending two weeks there in June without Wi-Fi access #fb #

Saturday 26 March 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-26

  • It's 11pm on Friday and I am still working... what's wrong with this picture? #fb #

Saturday 12 February 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-12

  • In Open Source Telephony Devroom at #fosdem2011 Some rude people at the back of the room talking over the presenter :-( #fb #

  • Good talks on Kamailio from the 1and1 guys and @miconda at #fosdem #

  • A Crocodile RCS mention in a blog... “@deruelle: my feedback about my first experience as presenter at #fosdem 2011” #fb #

Saturday 5 February 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-05

  • At Southampton Airport drinking Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer on my way to #fosdem2011 #fb #

  • At #fosdem2011 #

Monday 31 January 2011

Geeky t-shirt

I am off to FOSDEM 2011 at the end of this week and a geeky trip would be nothing without a geeky t-shirt.  Unfortunately, geeky t-shirts are expensive.

One of the guys at work came up with a good idea though, so I am currently preparing to make my own geeky t-shirt.  This is the image I will iron onto it:

Any guesses what it is and what it means?

Saturday 29 January 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-29

  • GPS programmed up for #fosdem2011 with almost two weeks to spare. That's preparedness for you! #fb #

Saturday 22 January 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-22