23:05, January 30, 2018
Recently I decided it’s about time to retire the ancient server that has been running my website (and mail and dns and a bunch of other things) - It’s a Northwood Pentium 4 Xeon from 2002, the kind with Hyperthreading. Running Linux 3.7.10. 32-bit.
Yes, that’s old.
Rather than upgrade, I’m probably moving all of this somewhere else, likely a cheap VPS somewhere… and since there’s a whole bunch of really old Perl running things here… I’ve been doing some rewriting.
Static webpage generation
The original website I put on this current server used a backend based on some unspeakable perl, but the most recent was using Pylons… and by “recent” I mean circa 2010. So yeah, that’s got to be redone. I pondered another web application, but decided that rather than doing on-the-fly content generation from templates, why not just pre-generate it?
Since I’m doing it all new, I’m finally going to go full SSL, via Let’s Encrypt. Yeah, about time.
So yeah. Stay tuned.