@mlv well it started with keeping Finch, my Jabber/Zethyr client connected. Then I had a large assignment that benefitted from the proximity of AFS, and Internet2. Now I have just become used to it, and haven't setup a server to replace it.
Snow Leopard to El Capitan and it feels like not much has changed. Not sure what I expected but I haven’t found anything markedly more helpful. Just feels more commercial. “iCloud! iTunes! Mac App Store! Give us your email and agree to this 74 page EULA.”