[dvlug] dvlug.org Changes In June, 2012

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jun 6 12:02:39 PDT 2012

    I agree with Rick. Take him up on his 
offer. You need a host and static IP? I 
believe I can help with that. 

On Tue, 2012-06-05 at 00:18 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Grant Bowman (grantbow at dvlug.org):
> > > * de-emphasize the role of the email list in favor of a WordPress blog
> > > at dvlug.org
> > 
> > How do people feel about dvlug.wordpress.com hosting the blog?
> Because you don't care to run WordPress yourself, and prefer to
> outsource to a company (Automatic, Inc.) that funds it by putting
> Automatic, Inc. advertising and Google ads on your blog, attempting to
> upsell you to the for-money service, and data-mining your usage?
> If on the other hand you want to try running your own WordPress
> installation, I'd be glad to set it up for you.  It's not like that's
> difficult, as it's a bog-standard PHP/MySQL app.  All you need is a
> static IP somewhere.
> It makes me sad when LUGs act like they're incompetent to run their own
> Internet operations, which after all has been _Linux's core competency_
> for twenty years.  If even LUGs cannot be bothered to use Linux for
> their own Internet hosting, why should anyone else respect Linux?
> It's called 'eating your own dog food', Grant.
> But, hey, you've obviously already made up your mind to outsource, and
> all that's left is the justifying.
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