These Gen Z Runners Want to Reinvent Running Media 

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These Gen Z Runners Want to Reinvent Running Media 
According to the most recent survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations, outdoor track and field is the most popular high school sport in the United States, with 1,093,621 total participants in 2019. To be fair, football, which sits in second place (1,008,417), is effectivel...

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Desperate Road Trippers Saved by… Instagram?

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Desperate Road Trippers Saved by… Instagram?
Here’s the often forgotten truth about road trips: the best moments are usually when everything goes sideways. We might dream of cruising open roads, rolling into authentic eateries, and blissing out to the perfect playlist, yet the magical experiences that really stick with us tend to involve blown...

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Six Million Steps in a 70-Pound Bear Suit

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Six Million Steps in a 70-Pound Bear Suit
It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon in late August, and Outside’s man in the field, Dave Cox, is driving west on New Mexico State Road 58, loaded for bear. Actually, he’s packing a breakfast burrito, a Snickers bar, and Gatorade that he plans to give to Bearsun, an anime-inspired character created by Je...

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How to Find Friends to Hike With

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How to Find Friends to Hike With
It took me about three years to truly find my trail family. As a fat, Black, queer woman, I’m an outlier in many outdoor spaces, and it can be hard for me to make genuine connections with others based on mutual understanding in these settings. While the number of hiking groups catering to different ...

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Pluralistic: 06 Apr 2021

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I’m playing with an Idea

I’m thinking about building a WordPress website astride a pair or trio of VPS…

My thoughts are the website itself on Multisite WordPress… the MySQL database sharded across the three servers, an IPFS file server, Diaspora, Mastodon, and a Nginx proxy for the website.

I’m anticipating a second multisite to run the backend offloaded RSS and content editing tasks…

I’m thinking of dropping all the paperwork and a laptop to admin the whole system into a  briefcase. That laptop would have all the tools I use to run a website including a set of backup files. a local host for testing purposes, a copy of HTTrack, the guided Tour files, and remote MySQL for maintenance.

I’m toying with the WordPress itself being static and headless, with a CDN to serve up files and Cloudflare.

This would be a great multifaceted social networking site with the Diaspora and Mastodon twins, a really nice website to tie this all together and enough tools and horsepower that the new owner could run a WordPress based webhosting operation off the system.

The servers would most likely run a VestaCP control panel to ease some of the chores and I’m thinking package the whole with some sort of domain resellers hosting so the whole operation could offer a one-stop shop operation.

Maybe formed up as a LLC would make it easy enough to sell off once I’m satisfied with it.

I’m interested in your thoughts…