As follow up on my Nextcloud

Found at: zaibatsu.circumlunar.space:70/~visiblink/phlog/20190101

Happy New Year!

As a follow up on my Nextcloud setup experiences, which 
nterested in setting up their own home servers, I have some
new information to share.

there might be preconfigured virtual machines for such 
there are.

options provided by a for-profit company, but after writing 
up a section on them, it felt too much like advertising, and 
that paragraph. Search for the software package you want 
(like Owncloud or Horde) to install plus "virtual machine" 
or "virtualbox" and you should find what you're looking for. 

Also, have a look at Nextcloudpi. They offer a virtual 
machine version[1] and other preconfigured options for 
nstallation on a raspberry pi (of course) or a regular
Debian system.[2]

this morning, which I had been wondering about. Apparently, 
the OpenVZ virtual machines in which 
zaibatsu.circumlunar.space and xmpp.circumlunar.space reside 
cannot be upgraded to the next version of Debian in place, 
because you cannot upgrade the kernel independently (the 
kernel is shared between all of the VM's on the server). For 
me, migrating the XMPP server shouldn't be a huge issue, 
nstallation, but we'll see when the time comes (Debian 8
LTS updates end in June 2020).

electricity and bandwidth provided by the hosting company, 
CAD $13/year is insanely inexpensive, so it's worth the 

like gopherspace is full of people who simultaneously enjoy 
complexity and simplicity. You're a paradoxical lot! :D

Anyways, that's got me thinking about this book I read when 
local library and sat upstairs in the mezzanine of the 
children's section, found this book, and read the whole 
thing. I was there for hours. I don't remember the author or 
title of the book, but it was about this poor (as in 
mpoverished) kid who gets contacted telepathically by a
after that with any clarity (I have a plot in mind, but it 
may be one I made up over the intervening years), but I'd 
love to re-read that book again. I've been searching a bit 
online, but it's hard to find things when you can't remember 
the most salient details!

[1] https://ownyourbits.com/2018/10/25/introducing-the-nextcloudpi-vm/
[2] https://ownyourbits.com/2017/02/13/nextcloud-ready-raspberry-pi-image/