About a week ago I got an email from Heroku, linking to this blog post(external link), telling me they’re abolishing their free plans towards the end of November. This is a bit of a bummer, because currently I rely on Heroku’s free plan to run my instance of IndieKit(external link) (a Micropub server that allows me to post to my site on the go). I don’t use it often enough for me to think it’d be worth upgrading to a $7/month paid plan (and also, that’s probably USD, so more likely $11/month). So I feel I’m at a bit of a crossroads.

Do I find some other way to keep my IndieKit instance up and running? (Is there another site like Heroku?) Do I set up some kind of web interface, like Netlify CMS, to preserve my “posting on the go” ability? Do I switch away from Hugo to something less static, with an admin panel? (Haha, after all the effort I put into customising my theme I don’t think I’m going to do that one.) Do I decide to just post to Mastodon when I’m on the go, and resign myself to PESOS-ing back once I return to a computer?

I know I have until late November to figure it out. But, unlike every homework assignment I’ve ever been given, I feel like it would be ideal not to leave this one to the last-minute 😅