Spent the morning in the WordCamp section of BarCamp Vancouver, a session talking about all things WordPress. As you can tell from my URL, my blog is on WordPress.com and I have been very happy with WP ever since I moved over from Blogger back in January. But the more of these WordCamp type events I go to – and the more other bloggers I talk to – the more I realize that I need to move towards self-hosting. There are just so many fun plugins that WordPress.org users get to play with. Suppose I’ll need to look into where I should have my site hosted (suggestions welcome!).
Now I’m in the “What is a Co-op?” session. The idea here is the gauge the interest developing a tech co-op. As you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of co-ops. I dumped my old bank1 to move to a credit union. I am a member of the Car Co-op. So I’m interested in finding out what the thoughts are on creating a co-op of techies.
1Well, pretty much dumped it. I have to keep my student loans with the bank, because if I move them elsewhere, then they wouldn’t be “student” loans anymore and since interest on student loans is tax-free, it’s in my interest to keep that student loan status. Once those loans are paid off, I’ll be able to be free of the bank!