1. Exquisite Tweets from @philgyford, @tomtaylor, @hondanhon, @indec, @tomcoates

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    My personal site is gradually rotting, interactions with services breaking, libraries no longer being updated, features disappearing.

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    philgyford

    Phil Gyford

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    Tom Taylor

  3. I should rewrite it. But the last Frankenstein’s monster, from the previous attempt, lies half-finished on the table, already obsolete.

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    philgyford

    Phil Gyford

    That’s the difficulty with “own your own data”. Over the years you accumulate so much that the processes become onerous.

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    Phil Gyford

  4. @philgyford It turns out that I'm unable to scale the processes I use to manage my own data :(

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    hondanhon

    Dan Hon

  5. Years of writing, tweets, books read, photos taken, music listened to, sites linked to, locations checked in to. All of it moving.

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    philgyford

    Phil Gyford

  6. @philgyford So what we need is a service to help you own your own d... oh bollocks.

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    indec

    Ian Malpass

  7. @philgyford Yeah I've sort of given up on that stuff now. It's just easier to go with the standard path that everyone else does. Sadly.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

  8. @tomcoates I want to keep doing it but… time. Even once it’s done and running, everything needs updating, always moving.

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    philgyford

    Phil Gyford

  9. @philgyford Yeah, that's the problem. I don't want to be updating everything and getting it all working more often than I'm using it...

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates

  10. @tomcoates Yeah. I like having it as an idea of what I think personal sites should be, an accumulation of everything. But even so.

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    philgyford

    Phil Gyford

  11. @philgyford I think ten years ago the making of the space was as important as the content. But I think that's no longer true.

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    tomcoates

    Tom Coates