About

If you couldn’t tell from the title of the site, my name is Adam Russell. I’m originally from Maine, but I’m based in Florida now. I work with technology; mostly C#/.NET and JavaScript recently.

Education

I spent the last two years of high school at The Maine School of Science and Mathematics.

I got my B.S. in Computer Science at Eckerd College.

Stuff I Like

Hosting
DigitalOcean Referral Badge I’m currently using DigitalOcean, and I really like it — I think it’s a great deal, the performance is quite good, and it’s been very reliable for me. I’ve also used Azure and AWS and one of the small hosts who advertises on podcasts a lot. I like Azure and AWS, and they may be great if you have a really large deployment, but they’re much more expensive than DigitalOcean, and I’ve found the performance on the bottom tier VMs is actually not as good as on DigitalOcean. The other inexpensive host I’ve used compares well on paper with DigitalOcean, but I had multiple downtime issues with that other host, as well as an issue with a load balancer serving the wrong certificate on some responses (from another customer, even!). I’ve only had positive experiences with DigitalOcean, and I’ve been using them for a few years. If you follow the DigitalOcean links here, they’re referral links. You get $100 in credit for two months to try out the service with the referral links, which is the same deal you can find elsewhere on the web. But, if you use the referral link, and end up liking it and paying, it also gets me a $25 credit for hosting.