My first mistake was buying a cheap server from CloudAtCost without
knowing beforehand if I’d have any particular use for it. As is usual for
nerds like me, I immediately had to find something to put on there.
My first port of call was to try out OwnCloud. I’d heardrumblings about it on the interwebs previously and figured – despite
having a premium Dropbox subscription – that I should have a go
at setting it up. Fortunately, getting it working in Ubuntu is pretty much as
sudo apt-get install owncloud
At this point I can pretty much consider that plan a failure. Open Source
guys, listen up: if your software isn’t at least as nice to use as the
proprietary stuff, why do you even bother? You shouldn’t just settle for
mediocrity and hope that because you’re open source you’ll get a decent
userbase of digital hipsters.