Web hosting that lets me actually do something...
I've been thinking about making a little corner of the web just for myself. Now, the last time I had a personal web site was in 1997 when I worked for an ISP. It was a www.isp.com/~halkun/ website that was offered, that I could shell into, ftp into, and run perl scripts in. It as about $20 a month back in the day.
I know the internet has grown since then, I'm darned if I can't find webhosting that gives me a shell/FTP/Scripting access anymore. I was referred to Squarespace, but it's all template garbage. Can someone refer me to someplace that gives me a simple *nix account, public HTTP directory, and an Apache server configured for something like Ruby/Python scripting?
That would be pretty wizard.