Using Google Cloud Platform's Nearline storage for cheap Linux backups.
Using git and the push to deploy model, build a blog that has multiple remotes, one for version control, the other to a production server, and create a git hook that atomically rebuilds the blog on push for hosting of the content.
Check out the recently released RFC on TCP Fast Open, a spec that allows most TCP connections to send data during the initial SYN packet - reducing the initial round trips required from 2 to 1. Excellent for HTTPS connections.
An artisan, home made, hand crafted kernel, runs faster, feels smoother and sounds better. It's a learning experience that brings us back to our roots - let's build a kernel like our grandmothers used to make. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth sounds of a compiling kernel.