Hello my fellow combatants,
I don't know if any of you have been following my techbytes.wuz-up.com, but I am in the process of moving everything to Blogger. Why? Because darn Google makes it so easy! I kept my Email Server, my Blog Server and my Web Server all at home. Then of course I had a file server and a storage server. Frankly, the utility bill alone is quite hefty. OK, I still have the Internet, but Google let me move my Email, Web, Blog and I get to use their apps all for free!
All it took was changing my DNS server and add some CNAMES and I am in business. Grant you there are some limitations like the Web Server I had at home gave me complete control, and I am not really uploading a whole web site to their site; but the email and blog is a good enough reason.
It all started right here: Google Apps
I moved my email in less than 15 minutes. And then I just looked and said, shoot I can move my Blog, my Web Page and I also get a Home page and use of Google Apps.
A couple of years ago, I would of said, "Where is the Geek factor in this?" The Geek factor was in building everything myself and maintaining it; but after I already did it then it just left the cost and the work.
I think this the new "Geek" factor. The fact that I can do all this and have my own domain name presence without needing any money, I think is cool.