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Last post Author Topic: What online services do you pay for?  (Read 3391 times)

wraith808

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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2015, 09:52:51 PM »
MediciTV, MetOnDemand and DigitalConcert Hall.

Thanks for those three!  I'd not known that the classics had come into the digital age!  Trying to decide between them... hmmm...

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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2015, 02:32:33 AM »
I pay for ... MetOnDemand ...

^ Some teaser... I have not been able to find anything on MetOnDemand!

Would you care to tell us some more about it, please?


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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2015, 03:10:34 AM »
What services do you pay for, and what makes them worth the cost, to you?

Hmm, I guess I'm lucky:

  • My Dropbox already has enough GiB from some promotional things, collected over the years.
  • I stopped using LastPass when I needed mobile access in favor of KeePass.
  • I strongly dislike software which I need to rent, I prefer to own it.
  • I am sane enough to not even consider Netflix to be a useful addition to my life. (Also, I know where to get most streamed series much earlier, cough.)

This shrinks down my recurring payments for online services (I guess servers and webspace don't count?) to TIDAL (the last "good" streaming service; however, it can only be an addition to a real music collection, not a replacement) and Perfect Privacy (my VPN provider). Both are worth the cost because there are no good free alternatives.

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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2015, 10:19:00 AM »

I pay for ... MetOnDemand ...

^ Some teaser... I have not been able to find anything on MetOnDemand!

Would you care to tell us some more about it, please?




First google result: https://www.metopera...rg/Season/On-Demand/

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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2016, 02:00:46 PM »
Your post prompted me to look into nsupdate.info so I did and I couldn't figure out how to use it.

For future info or anyone else that's interested:
  • Create an account
  • Go to Overview
  • Add a host (eg. fred.nsupdate.info)
  • Click on your newly created host name - you can Delete, manually update IP, etc here
  • Click on Show Configuration - you'll be taken to a page that will provide HTTPS links for updating either your IPv4 or IPv6, (which you can bookmark to update your IP via browser), plus instructions for various router firmware and/or DDNS clients.
NOTE: Every time you go to the Show Configuration page a new Host Secret, (for update login), is generated rendering the old one invalid.

Thanks for this! It came time for me to renew my Dyn service and I didn't feel it was worth $40/year just so I could have a domain name point to my current IP. And it looks like my router (running DD-WRT) also supports automatically updating nsupdate.info, so it's great for me.



So yeah, since my last post here where I said all the things I subscribe to, I no longer pay for LastPass, and instead have bought a lifetime license to EnPass. I no longer use DynDNS and now use nsupdate.info. I no longer use HostGator, instead opting for Hostwinds.com. I still buy/renew my domain(s) through DreamHost... For now.  :)

« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 01:10:54 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: What online services do you pay for?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2016, 03:33:52 PM »
MediciTV, MetOnDemand and DigitalConcert Hall.

Thanks for those three!  I'd not known that the classics had come into the digital age!  Trying to decide between them... hmmm...
I also subscribe to MediciTV.  Expensive, but they tend to offer 40% off prepaid annual subscriptions for a few days around the end of the year.  The idea is to give them as gifts, but you can purchase them for yourself.