As readers know, this website it hosted by Dreamhost, a hosting company based in the USA.
I’ve used a fair few hosting companies over the years, and I’m used to the normal turgid corporate newsletters. Dreamhost send newsletters too. But they’re quite unique in their mannerisms, as you’ll see in this excerpt from the May 2007 newsletter where Josh Jones describes his motivation for turning Dreamhost into a carbon neutral hosting company:
Another thing that helps me write newsletters when my bowels are completely compacted is to think about how nice it would be to have some electricity to power my laptop, running water to flush my poop, and wind to cool my unmentionables. It was exactly such thinking that led me to think about wind and water power and how we could use it to power our four servers when the current hamsters die.