I like the idea of managing my own septic system, drinking water supply, solar-electric, food production, fuel/firewood production and so much more. So the idea of managing my own data storage sounds awesome.
I am however limited in how I will would be able to communicate with distant people without using some type of platform like permies.com or twitter or gmail or t-mobile.
Maybe I should also buy DVD and CD and then save them to my local, onsite server. I could always make a backup and keep it offsite. How would I access my data when I am not at home, i would have to buy a static ip address and domain name and point it to my local computer at home and home no-one hacks it and delete everything or use it as a middle man to hack a bank or something, and then I have to prove my innocence to the officials.
I do like this topic alot. Other than file-sharing what sevice would you like to self-host? Maybe a blog too? You could host your own email service, but you would still have to email to others at which point they would then have access to all your content, to sell and data-mine.