I've just been reminded: I often forgot the constraints most people feel (and work around) with existing web hosting services! By which I include Medium and YouTube.

Running my own homeserver really illustrates to me how trivial all these webservices really are. They're very much pretty facades upon almost nothing!

Silicon Valley has done nothing to deserve your worship.


@alcinnz ... like docker, and even a ton of code and functionality added to the Linux kernel and userland systems - have been either fully implemented or massively funded by Silicon Valley money. That's a bad starting point for FLOSS in some ways. 😉

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