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The Cloud Is Just Someone Else's Computer

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  1. patience_limited Link
    If you're on a tight budget, or don't entirely trust AWS/Google/MS Azure to be your cloud server or microservices provider, this article has food for thought. I've played around with similar SOC...

    If you're on a tight budget, or don't entirely trust AWS/Google/MS Azure to be your cloud server or microservices provider, this article has food for thought.

    I've played around with similar SOC boxes for cheap VMWare labs, and this is a nifty exercise in savings and control from providing your own equipment for hosted services.

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    heydabop Link
    I'm a little confused about their example of Colos being Macs. PC based colocation has been a thing for at least a decade to my own personal knowledge and probably much longer. (Also why would you...

    I'm a little confused about their example of Colos being Macs. PC based colocation has been a thing for at least a decade to my own personal knowledge and probably much longer. (Also why would you want a Mac based server?)

    That aside, nothing wrong with making people more aware of this option as it probably is a better value once your off the bargain bin floor of VPSs.

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    1. patience_limited Link Parent
      Agreed - the only reason I can think of to colo a Mac would be if your home services aren't reliable enough to manage access with VPN only. You can run a webserver on Mac, but that's...

      Agreed - the only reason I can think of to colo a Mac would be if your home services aren't reliable enough to manage access with VPN only. You can run a webserver on Mac, but that's over-dedication to the Mac platform when there are better solutions.

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  3. davidb Link
    It's kind of funny to see Jeff encouraging people to buy their own hardware and spin it up themselves when Discord is only distributed as a Docker image, and asking for it to be distributed any...

    It's kind of funny to see Jeff encouraging people to buy their own hardware and spin it up themselves when Discord is only distributed as a Docker image, and asking for it to be distributed any other way ends up in essentially a flame war and deleted posts. It's kind of like saying "DIY everything unless you don't do it my way" or "do as I say, not as I do."