I had planned on an extended trip to the US this year to tick some boxes on the bucket list. I'll revisit Mexico and Canada and spend my money there instead.
14 posts • joined 27 Apr 2016
I've been using DigitalOcean for a couple of years. I have a permanent mail server and can spin up a CentOS LAMP stack for testing then destroy when finished. I know exactly what my costs are and that was the single most attractive selling point.
I messed around with AWS last year to see what the fuss was about. A couple of hours was all that was needed and I thought I had switched everything off. Still got billed £50 at the end of the month.
Zero guilt. I've never clicked on an ad ever and now I don't see any now they're blocked. Zero chance of malware since ad servers don't bother to check what they're pushing. I pay a subscription to a couple of sites and still ad block them since paying them doesn't switch them off.
I see no change in the foreseeable future.
...about blocking a potential vector for malware. Although even if the ad servers could guarantee 100% nasty free ad content (impossible), I'd still block it. I've never deliberately clicked on an ad, I have no interest in ads, nobody I know goes to any site to be tempted by ads.
I've never considered subscribing to any site but I may do in the future if it was sufficiently interesting.