New Server, New Platform, New Start

I am now hosted on Digital Ocean, which means I have complete and total control for my server at $5/month. This is great because it saves me half my costs every year. It also gives me full control, as it is a VPS solution, instead of a shared one. I have the option to spin up test instances for $0.00744/hour (yes, that is 7/10ths of a cent) while developing applications, this is ideal for setting up a testing cloud for short time use, at low cost.

I am using a new platform for this blog called Ghost. The objective is to have just a blog, not an entire CMS. This also means that all my old posts will require a bit of retooling to make sure they are clean and pristine. As such there will be a small amount of time before this blog is really truly done with its past.

On a related note, I am also finally going to finish up my portfolio site and get it running. The entire process will be transparent as I keep a log here, and show my process on the site itself.

Now that things are a moving along, SoulFront [] will be seeing a new build sometime in the near future (fingers crossed). We are going back to the drawing board to really bring out the best of it. Unreal Engine 4 will be of great service since it is much more affordable for the features we need to make the game both look, and run, great on mobile. The [SoulFront website] SoulFront may experience a few hiccups during the transition, but should make it over relatively unharmed (it is staying on WordPress). If the web demo usage really picks up I may even need to get a dedicated server for it.

That's it for now. There are a lot of exciting thing planned for this summer, and I hope to be able to get to all of them.

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