I just renewed the chromic.org domain for another two years:
Chimo Boop! Renewed chromic.org. You guys are stuck with me for at least another two years.
The act of renewing the domain kind of felt like the beginning of a new year, somehow. A good time to reflect on what I've done with the domain since last time I renewed it, to think about where it's going, what the future projects are.
I'm not going to lay down plans for the next two years in this post because frankly, I haven't thought about it that far ahead. But I can try to give an overview of the plans I have for the near-future. Maybe publishing those plans here is going to give me a reason to get to them faster than I normally would.
Right now, I’m hosting a bunch of stuff (including this blog) on Linode, and I’m using Linode’s nameservers for DNS. Everything’s been working well, but I want to try and run my own DNS server for my (sub)domains. There are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is “Project Autonomous” driven: don’t rely on third-parties whenever possible. The other reason is because Linode’s nameservers don’t support DNSSEC, which brings me to my second item in my plans.
I want to implement DNSSEC. I’m not sure what else to say about this other than “because why not!”. I think it’ll be interesting and I might learn a couple of things along the way.
I also want to implement DANE, for the same reasons listed for DNSSEC, really.
The *.chromic.org “environment” has grown and evolved and changed over the years. When I started fiddling around with all the platforms and things on here, I wasn’t aware of the Indieweb’s POSSE, webmentions, etc. I kind of wedged webmentions on here at some point, but I’d like to make Indieweb a first-class “citizen” of this place.
For example, I can receive webmentions, but it’s a bit of a pain to reply or send them at the moment. I do have plans and tools in mind to fix this problem, and I hope to get to it soon.
[ update: This is done!]
I don’t know why, but I haven’t enabled HSTS on my (sub)domains yet. I want to do that.
Content Security Policy Headers
I want to enable restricitve CSP headers on all subdomains.
Enable Brotli Compression via nginx
[ update: This is done!]
I want to enable Brotli compression on my nginx server. I need to grab the module and compile nginx against it. Not a big deal. I might use the Arch Build System (ABS) for that. I don’t know yet.
Home network (unrelated, bonus item)
This has nothing to do with the domain renewal or the Linode VPS, but since I’m making a list of things I want to do I’m adding it here.
I recently got a couple of network devices that allow me greater control over my network (compared to the generic ISP-provided router/modem I was using before) and I need to sit down and configure my home network with the ideas I have in mind.
Once that’s done, I’m going to have a blog post dedicated to that configuration on here.