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Free services we use

  • Github - software repository hosting for open source projects
  • Blogtrottr - subscribe to RSS or Atom feeds to have them sent to an email address
  • LetsEncrypt - free SSL certs, see also SSL which has our configuration details
  • OneName - decentralised identity using the Namecoin network
  • Keybase - decentralised secure identity and encryption/decryption/signing service
  • Prezi - make cool presentations online

Free online tools we use

  • Twilio - virtual phone numbers for sending/receiving voice and SMS to and from your server
  • Codero - our favourite dedicated server provider
  • Linode - our favourite cloud server provider
  • Namecheap - our favourite domain name supplier (they accept bitcoin too, and their dedicated server prices look good, but haven't tried them out yet)
  • WebDrive - our domain name host for NZ domains
  • BitNZ - our favourite NZ bitcoin exchange
  • Bitcoin2You - our favourite Brazilian bitcoin exchange
  • PagueComBitcoin - pay Brazilian "Boleto" invoices or topup cell phone with bitcoin

On demand products

On demand products are becoming very popular nowadays especially due to all the new 3D-printing hardware that's available now.

Printing On Demand

Production On Demand (POD)

On Demand in Software Architecture

This concept of production on demand also plays an important role in software architecture and programming environments. Complex applications like office suites and content management systems can have huge arrays of diverse components and modules. Applying the on-demand paradigm in this context simply means to only load those components into memory when their first required.

This issue is closely related to the programming environment as well, for example the so-called "stateless" paradigm which is the client-server/request-response system used on the web is not a very on-demand environment. This is because every request has to run its own instance of the server application. Although shared-object architectures can help with this, it would be supported from the ground up in a peer-to-peer architecture.

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