Good for you, Colin. Several years ago, I started the process of disengaging and migrating from a dependence on large online service because I valued my privacy and freedom. Glad to see that some people are finally catching on.

Large companies aren’t good homes for beloved services by an author (Colin Devroe)
Over the last year I’ve moved my use of platforms, services, or products to things I can control long term or are open source. Examples include my photo management process no longer being reliant on the cloud, my content all being on my own domain, and my site being on my own infrastructure. I still have more work to do but I want to future proof as much of the stuff I care about as I can.

Why Your Security Policies Could Be Failing Your Business (Security Intelligence)
For security policies to be followed, they must be known and enforced wherever possible and reasonable. If your users can’t follow your policies due to business process conflicts, or you can’t enforce the rules due to a lack of technology or another shortcoming you’re unwilling to mitigate, then you’re probably better off not having them at all.

Interesting. For me starting an LLC was simple. I’ve done it twice. Once in 1999 and again in 2013. Steps 1 through 5 can be done completely online or with a local accountant.

How to start an LLC (Daniel Brinneman)
Nicely designed website, helpful information, and calculators. Down-to-earth, easy to understand explanations and story examples.