It’s been a long time since I made an update to jonathanfield.me of any kind. This is for a number of reasons, firstly I have just completed a 14 month IT Internship with GE (General Electric), I’ve been kept very busy and haven’t had much time to myself.
Secondly, the CMS like software that I choose originally (http://www.karelia.com/sandvox/) was limiting and to be honest I did not really get on with it.
About a week ago I received the notification from my previous web host ‘GoDaddy’ that my domain and web hosting were coming up for renewal. I had the standard hosting package and as expected, the third renewal fee for hosting was £110, up from £40 the first year. To be fair the service provided by GoDaddy so far has been good but the elevated cost and the fact that their CEO shot an elephant (Is this the worst branding ever? GoDaddy boss Bob Parsons filmed …) was enough for me to look to move away.
I had seen a lot of advertising from Digital Ocean of late and had played around with their ‘Droplet’ Virtual Machines. They spin up in 55 seconds and are very reasonably priced, starting at $5 a month for 1 CPU with 512mb RAM. Long story short, the post that you are now reading is being hosted on exactly that. This post should be viewable very shortly, the DNS for the new Domain Registrar is currently propagating.
I wrote a blog post tutorial on CLGeocoder in Cocoa (Objective-C) a couple of years ago and it was very popular so I am planning on creating useful but straight forward tutorials in the future.