[time-nuts] DIY VNA design [VNA-Nuts?]

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Tue Aug 23 03:32:27 EDT 2016

On Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:56:12 -0700
Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net> wrote:

> attila at kinali.ch said:
> > Is there any advantage of using groups.io compared to a traditional
> > mailinglist? If not, I would prefer a traditional mailinglist. But maybe I
> > am just oldfashioned :-) 
> The obvious advantage is that there is a professional staff keeping things 
> running so you don't need your own admin/wizard.

But be aware that professional does not mean they are proficient,
just they are paid for doing it. Back in the days, MPlayer and FFmpeg
were hosted on sourceforge. We had about one outage/something not working
correctly once per month.. at least. When we moved to our own infrastructure
all problems went away. In the 10 years I took care of it, there was a total
downtime of about 2 or 3 days. febo.com (John Ackermans site which hosts
time-nuts) shows a similar track record, probably even better. Show me one
commercial service that has the same up-time performance. 

Also, a couple of us already have the required infrastructure running.
Adding another mailinglist would not be a problem.
Anyways.. this is getting way too off topic, so I make this my last mail
on this.

If anyone wants, I can host the mailinglist. Or we can ask John.

				Attila Kinali
It is upon moral qualities that a society is ultimately founded. All 
the prosperity and technological sophistication in the world is of no 
use without that foundation.
                 -- Miss Matheson, The Diamond Age, Neil Stephenson

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