Implied in the build is the notion that old fossil fuels are a negative contribution to the world when compared to the Power of Creativity.
So… easy to preach but useless unless you are prepared to back up your words with some small contribution towards making a reality of your ideals. We don’t always have the option of doing so.. enter 1984 Hosting….
“1984 commits to a environmentally responsible business practices by utilizing only electricity from renewable energy sources and placing emphasis on reaching the highest possible energy utilization efficiency levels. This is achievable in Iceland, because all electricity production meets the aforementioned criteria and the cold climate makes PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) very high, meaning that for each watt used to run servers, storage and network equipment, proportionally very little is used for cooling, lighting and other overheads.”
Now as Iceland has a load of power stations running off geothermal and hydroelectric power these have to be some of the greenest servers anyone could use….In fact 100% of Iceland’s electricity is provided by renewable resources
Also… you may have noticed my increasing annoyance at Google+ and the US Government [some of my best friends are American and I know the British Government is a bunch of weak fools…] at their belief that any site ending in .com is actually subject to their Patriot laws… again 1984 Hosting offers an alternative…
“Unwavering loyalty to our customer and their fundamental rights is a core value of the 1984, hence the name to remind us of what can happen if we fall asleep on our watch. We state state, that 1984 as a company and it’s officers will always go the extra mile to protect the customers civil rights, including the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, the right to anonymity and privacy. 1984 will always do everything within it’s legal power to inform the customer of any inquires of any authorities, lawyers or courts into the customers affairs that the we may become aware of. It is essential that the jurisdiction that the company operates in is Iceland, where the IMMI legislation is forthcoming, making Iceland a haven for freedom of the press and freedom of expression in general.”
So… I signed up with these folks…
I had to use Google translate a bit at the start for some Icelandic translation but the guy who emailed, Mörður Ingólfsson, speaks/emails perfect english.
They installed WordPress for me and I am in the process of getting the pages together and generally making the most of having a website rather than a pure blog. WordPress has a very simple import tool so that wasn’t too difficult …the weird side effect is that all the comments and posts have a ” > ” infront of them. With 2000+ comments and 1000+ posts I won’t be deleting them all I’m afraid… so we’ll just have to live with them. [update… kindly fixed by my hosts..]
There are some refinements which I would like to make but that entails me getting my hands dirty in the code and..well, that will just have to wait.
One new feature you may have noticed….Donate? Now, as volcano juice isn’t free, and neither are the servers I have put in a little Paypal (or credit card) donate button for anyone who feels inspired to help me with the overheads.
One feature you won’t notice unless you have an iPad is the new mobile plugin. I don’t have one so I’d be interested in feedback on that…or, of course, anything else. Load OK? etc….
Well….here goes… published tho still a work in progress.