A few weeks ago I decided I wanted to setup some proper livestreaming for myself. I didn't have anything particular in mind with what I wanted to stream or who to, I just wanted the ability do so without fear of censorship, tracking or adverts.
Building livestreaming and chat services is hard, thankfully some very kind people have already done most of the legwork.
Two or three ago a friend asked me which domain registrar I was using for things these days, and it sparked some discourse around the use of CloudFlare especially with self-hosting. Now this is a topic I've given considerably thought to over the years, but never actually put into one place concisely. This is an omission I wish to correct here.