Replied to https://johnjohnston.info/blog/watched-what-are-containers-and-cloud-hosting/ by john john (johnjohnston.info)

Watched What are Containers and Cloud Hosting?
and Creating New Environments in Reclaim Cloud – YouTube
Reclaim Cloud – Reclaim Your Adventure! looks interesting. Might poke around in the beta, but probably way over my head, needs and pay grade…

I agree John. Definitely looks interesting, just not sure it is for me. I guess we will see.
Watched

In this video we compare the architecture of containers and cloud hosting to more traditional models of shared and managed/VPS hosting. We talk about both the benefits and drawbacks and show how container-based hosting through Reclaim Cloud provides a next generation hosting environment for scalable low-cost hosting of applications.

Replied to Reclaim Cloud’s Free Public Beta Now Open (bavatuesdays.com)

So, in short, it’s everything we have not been able to provide in terms of hosting a wide variety of technologies and tools beyond the LAMP stack. What’s more, the infrastructure allows the scaling of computing and storage resources seamlessly. A watershed moment for Reclaim and an important move to ensure we can help our community make sense of the ongoing shift in the hosting landscape.

Even after reading your various posts, I am still trying to get my head around all this and where this leaves plain old Reclaim Hosting? Just a dumb question, if there is Reclaim Cloud, why would I use Reclaim Hosting? Clearly I am going to have dig a bit deeper into this. Feels like we have gone beyond my ‘low down model, used by a little old lady just once a week to blog about …
Replied to MinIO and Object Storage in the Reclaim Cloud | bavatuesdays (bavatuesdays.com)
Jim, I have enjoyed following your journey lately exploring different hosting options. I was particularly interested in the way you store your images outside of your blog using WP Offload Media Lite plugin. I am wondering if this would be an answer for having two sites and continually being frustrated with my workflow in regards to where images are stored. I have taken to using the External Featured Image plugin as a workaround, but am wondering if the same external media folder could actually be attached to both sites?

I imagine that whatever I do I am probably going to have to go through a bit of a clean up to get it to that stage.

Replied to https://boffosocko.com/2020/03/24/55769613/ by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (boffosocko.com)

I’m actually happy to pay the relative pittance to renew my Reclaim Hosting account to keep my websites, wikis, and other online services. Owning my own domain can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s completely worth it.

Completely agree Chris. Been really happy with Reclaim. Hosting your blog may not be for everyone and I have had many who followed me revert back to WP.com and Edublogs, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
Replied to https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2019/03/11/for-withknown-users-on-that-want by Greg McVerryGreg McVerry (quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com)

For @withknown users on https://reclaimhosting.com that want to update to latest version follow: https://www.marcus-povey.co.uk/2019/03/11/some-important-known-changes/ here are directions for enabling SSH (so you can sign on through Terminal): https://community.reclaimhosting.com/t/secure-shell-for…

Although not interested at the moment in spinning up an instance, this is good to note as I am interested in revisiting Known one of these days.
RSVPed Interested in Attending Domains 19 Conference

So for Domains19 we are hoping folks will explore various topics the event will focus on through a more experimental, interactive proposal of some kind. I’m planning on bringing back to my “Data is the New Flesh” installation from OpenEd 2013 featuring Dr. Oblivion (despite the fact no one has asked for it), and we’re really hoping others follow suit so I’m not entirely alone. In fact, I’ve a sneaking suspicion our keynote speakers, which will be announced over the next few weeks, will be eschewing traditional presentations formats for a more interactive and immersive series of experiences.

I give myself no chance of attending, but definitely interested.
Replied to Link Sharing through Tiny Tiny RSS (Throw Out The Manual)

When Google Reader kicked the bucket I used Fever for awhile but had concerns when the developer decided to stop focusing on it and looked around for an alternative. There are several hosted services out there like Feedly and NewsBlur that seem nice, but I liked the idea of something

I like the idea of writing notes within the application and publishing these. I feel that this is what is trying to be achieved with the micropub feed reader revolution. Personally, I have taken to this with my second blog designed to replace social bookmarking, such as Diigo. Although it is not as simply as Tiny, I like the ability to craft each post. I also like the nuance of Post Kinds.

Originally posted at Read Write Collect

Replied to Zeit Here, Zeit Now: Watching the WWW Wake Up to Container Hosting (bavatuesdays)

Yesterday’s episode was a 25 minute discussion about Now (which I keep calling Zeit Now because the domain is zeit.co/now) which is a hosting environment that makes it dead simple to host Docker containers on the web.

If Tony is four years ahead of Reclaim, I would hate to know how many years I am behind. I have tried to follow your Docker dives Jim, it kind of went over my head at the time. Is this container storage what Dave Winer means by an IndieWeb storage system?
Bookmarked 003: Land of 1000 SPLOTs (Reclaim Today)

In this episode of Reclaim Today we are joined by Alan Levine (better know as Cogdog online) to talk all things SPLOT (the simplest possible learning open tool thingy). But forget the acronym and focus on the opportunity because Reclaim is working closely with Alan and wants to work with others to build out a library of tools for educators and technologists working in and on the web.

Listened 001: Hello World! from Reclaim Today

In this inaugural episode of Reclaim Today we go full meta and discuss why we’re starting this and what we hope to get out of it.

Enjoyed listening to the first episode, even if there is shame associated with podcasts. Even worse, I came upon it via Tim Owens’ post and used Huffduffer to capture it.
Replied to Fellowship of the SPLOT (bavatuesdays)

The idea is to try and get a series of these SPLOTs in cPanel dashboards across our shared hosting and institutional servers, not only get give folks access to these tools—although definitely that—but also in hopes people will see what’s possible and make their own SPLOTs that can in turn be shared back for others to use. In this way Reclaim could help provide a hub to distribute these “tiny teaching tools” (to misquote Tom Woodward).

I love Alan’s SPLOTs and the support Reclaim provides. I have used Big Picture to create my own ‘home’ page and supported someone in summarising their work. I think they offer so much potential.

I am wonder what place microformats play with all this? I have enjoyed following Greg McVerry’s effort to incorporate #IndieWeb values into his work with Higher Education. I must admit, with my ‘Sunday drive’ of a blog, I am still finding my way. Was just wondering.

Bookmarked Running a Jekyll Site on Reclaim Hosting by Tim Owens (Throw Out The Manual)

Python and Ruby are not languages I’ve played much in but I figured this was a perfect opportunity to see if I could install Jekyll and get it to run right inside my Reclaim Hosting account to remove some of the barriers to using it. And I’m happy to say I was successful! Here’s how it works.

I have long wondered about Jekyll, in part inspired by Kin Lane. I like Tim Owens breakdown of how to use Reclaim Hosting to set this all up using a virtual environment. Now to find some more tinkering time.
Replied to Reclaim Video Artwork by Lauren Brumfield (labrumfield.com)

Tim had the brilliant idea to use this as part of our new splash page when someone signs up for a domain. Their newly registered domain could automatically generate on the tape when they refresh their page.

Lauren, I love the idea of having my own customised blank tape on my site, are you suggesting that you might make available an option to generate our own tape, like with Bryan’s other recent project?