The Good Book

By Jenny Sherman
5 min read
personal finance

Happy 2019 everyone! It’s thatgirljen, aka the wife, once again with another guest post. It’s a new year, and I don’t really do that whole resolutions thing. I think it’s kinda silly to make a proclamation about how “I’m going to do this one thing this year.” What I DO […]

How to List Installed Packages on Linux

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
linux
arch linux
debian
ubuntu
opensuse
slackware
red hat

Originally I was going to talk about how to list installed packages on my desktop distro of choice, Arch Linux. Then I remembered that not everybody is as enlightened as I am, so I should probably cover other distributions as well ;) And really, it’s really not a distro-centric situation, […]

$5 VPS Showdown - January 2019 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
reviews
hosting
digitalocean
lightsail
linode
vultr

New year, new set of benchmarks. Decided to start the year off with a comparison at the 5 dollar tier. Best as I can tell, this price point tends to be a favorite so I’m probably going to stick with it this year. Either that or every month moving up […]

2018 Recap, Accomplishments, and Lessons Learned

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
retrospection
introspection

Because I don’t feel like blogging on New Year’s Day this year, I thought it would be good to knock out a year in review post on this final Monday of the year. Recap 2018 was a transitional year of sorts for me as well as the family. For me […]

VPS Support Showdown - December 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
reviews
hosting
amazon
lightsail
digitalocean
linode
vultr

Aside from requests to include insert your favorite VPS here, the top request I receive about these VPS Showdowns is to compare the support of each provider. I’ve always hated this idea for a few reasons. First, I think it’s a pretty hard to quantify metric. What is being compared? […]