A Tour Of My New Self-Hosted Code Setup | Leon Mika

I really enjoy how Leon steps us through the journey of setting up self-hosting as well as giving us his reasons on why he's doing it.

Avatar picture of Leon Well, if I was going to do this at all, it was time to do it for real. I decided to set up my own code hosting properly this time, complete with CI/CD runners, all hosted under my own domain name.

Leon even includes some price breakdowns, design diagrams and links to get some more information.

Don’t have time to read the post? He also has it narrated in his wonderful Australian accent.

I really recommend that you follow his RSS feed!


Every once in a while, I’d type tuaw in my browser to see if they were going to use it the domain again.

Now I can’t on moral grounds.

50 Ideas for Blog Posts by Lou Plummer #2

I'm continuing with the series by Lou Plummer and trying not to get too worked up over the format of the posts.

  1. On what subjects are you outspoken and on what subjects are you mostly mute?

I read the prompt and thought about the times that I would shout out about how pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza. I feel that pineapple is too sweet to be on something that so savory. The juices from the pineapple spread throughout the pizza and you can’t separate it the same way you could with other toppings like mushrooms or olives.

I’ve even gotten in a couple discussions on how pancakes are better than waffles because of how many varieties you can find in different cultures around the world.

But no one has heard me speak out about the genocides that are happening. Do you know what my stance is on climate change? Health care? How about workers rights?

No, I don’t think I’ve used my website for any of those.

Even though they effect me, I go about my daily writing and web surfing feeling that “those bad things are bad and I’m sure we’ll all get through it some how.”

I feel that’s ultimately the issue.

When it comes to being outspoken, I find myself using my inside voice.


50 Ideas for Blog Posts - Living Out Loud

Lou has put together a nice list of writing prompts on his website. It seems like a perfect time as I was looking for something to write about.

  1. A road trip you’ve taken that was memorable

I remember the first trip that I took with my children to Disneyland. My wife and I drove through the night in a rental car with two sleeping kids in the back. Both of us taking turns driving and trying to find our way through the darkness of a long drive.

I don’t remember all the stops but I remember getting to our hotel early the next morning to find out that the room that we had reserved had been given to someone else so we had to move to a room that a smoker had used the day before or try to find another hotel.

A lot of bumps before we even got to the park.

But it was worth it to see the girls having such a great time.

I have pictures, but not enough and the memory fades day by day.

I only have the feelings left.


I thought about changing the table of contents from an <aside> to a <section>. My reasoning that it’s a block element that is part of an <article> and I supply it with a header. Afterwards, I thought about using the <nav>.


🍿 Deadpool (2016) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

I wanted to get familiar with the characters again before I watch the latest iteration coming out tin a couple weeks. And it was just as fun as I remember it.

It’s a lot of crude jokes and over the top action.

I’ll watch it again when the next one comes out.

Deadpool 2016 Movie Poster


The origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who, after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


The Boys Season 4 Episode 1

The Deep holding a baseball bat

Violence is nothing new to The Boys series. It’s one of the more pronounced aspects of the show where the Supes demonstrate that their extraordinary abilities. Some of the more notable deaths are people being blasted by lasers, having their heads explode, or literally having someone else run through them at high speed.

Just like a horror movie, I’m able to take this and just enjoy it. It’s not like an alien is going to jump out of my chest, or a demon is going to invade my dreams and kill me in my sleep.

Another thing I realized when looking at this episode is that the murders are all methodical. These are not crimes of passion, escalation of tension, or incompetence.

That’s when it gets really scary for me.

In the world of The Boys, you could always get killed just from being a bystander. In fact, the pilot had someone being murdered for stepping off the curb. This episode shows someone who is hurt specifically because they are passionate about something they believe in.

I had to sit with that for a little bit.

I really, really enjoy the show but with all the things going on with the world. I had to take a little break before going into the next episode.


πŸ“Ί Pride and Prejudice (1995) - β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I have to admit it this version of the Jane Austen classic is pretty good. I normally avoid watching period pieces because I look at all the wealth that some of these people have and how their only concern is that they have the most fashionable clothes of the season.

I feel that this version got me because I was actually paying attention. Mr. Darcy is lonely in that his money and status has isolated him in such a way that it’s hard for him to trust. I’ve had friends who have only wanted something from me and I get where he’s coming from with his distrust.

Other than that, the rest of the cast is doing a great job and I don’t feel that I would hate it if my daughter wanted to make me watch it again.

Pride and Prejudice poster


Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

Still working on how I want to format these reviews… Any feedback is welcome.


πŸ“Ί The Acolyte S1:E6

Star wars helmet.

We’re getting to the end of the season and there are still a lot of questions to be answered. It can be really hard to stick the landing. This episode is there to build up some tension and get us ready for those last two episodes.

Unfortunately, it feels like you could sum it up in 2-3 minutes but sometimes you need to let things sit and set up.


πŸ“Ί The Acolyte S1:E4 and E5

My two favorite characters.

Oh man! Episode 4 and 5 are amazing together!

If you wanted to see something different from Star Wars than this has something for you. It’s not perfect but I really like having new ideas and new possibilities given to me.