Self-Hosted

2020

As I have continued my expansion into self-hosting as well as the fediverse, the one challenge I still had was image posting and sharing in an easy and clean looking way. For images on websites like this, especially from a mobile device, FTP uploading has just been inconvenient and disrupts the focused writing activity.

I had already dabbled a bit in Pixelfed, by joining Pixelfed.Social when it was still open for registration. This let me test the functionality for a service similar to Instagram or Imgr, but without ads or tracking. The final leap was setting it up self-hosted so that I could fully own that image data.

2019

The last few evenings after work I have kept very occupied as I tackled a variety of #SelfHosting projects on my plate. If you visited this site at all in the past year, it was still a very busy ‘news magazine’ looking WordPress site. It liked it at the time. I am shifting more to quick, personal writing on my tech adventures. Hence, TechZerker.com has moved to the reading focused WriteFreely platform.