HTML/ CSS - Tech Simplicity

    I am not a major tech geek or programer like many here on I mess around with it when i can, but I don’t need to know tech or use it for my livelihood. Its just a hobby.

    But its a hobby I enjoy. And I love learning new stuff and how it all fits together in this modern world. So that brings me to my new project. Learning … slowly … how to use HTML and CSS to make simple websites. A simple HTML/CSS website is future proof, portable, and fast. It also doesn’t rely on any proprietary third party program or framework. It’s just text, images, and directories. No one to steal your data or track you into oblivion. Not based on any company that go bankrupt in the future.

    I also like simple things that have a strong Lindy Effect. The longer something has been around, the longer it is more likely to be around in the future. So I am going to start “developing” some basic HTML / CSS sites for fun and knowledge. Yes, I. know that may be a big waste of time and that ChatGPT could do it quicker. But I wamt to learn it. And the best way to do that is to do it, not have someone or something ese do it for me..

    I may post some sites here form time to time. We will see. But I am going to give it a run. Hell, I am getting ready to retire soon (not soon enough according to Mrs. robj). Will need something to do…

    My First NAS

    I bought a Synology 1522+ last week from B&H Photo with 4x 16TB drives. Arrived last Friday and I spent the weekend setting it up. It went fairly smoothly, but figuring out what type of RAID to set up took some time, as I am a rookie with all off this. I eventually went with a SRH (Raid 5) configuration. It should provide hard drive space for a long time for all of my digital life and data. And there is a lot of it.

    I had a Drobo before and it worked well… mostly. But it did have some connection issues. I learned last week that Drobo went bankrupt and shut down. Not good for a storage provider. You want to partner with companies with solid products and longevity. “Bankruptcy” is one of the last words you want to hear about your legacy media and data storage solution. Today, I was able to connect the old Drobo to an old MacBook Pro (newer Macs won’t work and there is no more Drobo support). I am in the process of transferring 20,000+ photos, 10,000+ documents, and hundreds of ebooks to the new Synology. It is taking some time, but going well. So far I have been impressed with the Synology. Quiet, smooth, efficient, and capable.

    Next I will be looking an online backup (or two) so I will never again find myself having all of my family’s digital data on one potentially bankrupted company’s products (and all companies have that bankruptcy potential). Nevermore! Nevermore!