Journal Entry – 12.30.2016 – SSL for the blogs!

It is 6:37 AM.  I woke up around 3:30 AM and finished up ensuring SSL was set up correctly on my domain names.

Yesterday I finally had a breakthrough!  I have been trying to figure out, for well over a year now, how to make my websites SSL – or in other words, make them https with a green lock instead of just http.  I’m particularly pleased because I’ve done it with just two days to spare before Google starts to punish websites that are not encrypted and promote those that are.

See: Certificate Transparency Project


As you can see I no longer write very much in this journal.  In the past I used it as an open diary of my daily discoveries, experiences, thoughts and opinions.

While I still like to express myself through writing, I find I must be much more cautious now.  The reason is that what one writes can and most probably will affect them in the real world now.  Corporations, co-workers, HR and most likely your boss will check the internet for information for the first interview and most certainly if they decide to hire.  Instead of the internet being a place where one can freely express themselves it has turned much more into an all seeing big brother who wants to snoop on you.

New Look!

Welcome to the latest reincarnation of my blog!

I’ve had this blog for about a decade now and it has gone through many phases.  It has been worked on diligently, completely abandoned, only to be resurrected once again then neglected.  If this blog were a human, it would have a lot of emotional issues.

So where have I been?  Well I haven’t been far actually.  The reason I no longer write in this blog is that I’ve gotten older (seems logical) and technology has advanced.

New Look

As you can see I’ve redesigned the blog yet again.  I no longer am interested in getting more readers.  My idea for this latest reincarnation is like an open journal for me.  

After I came out of the that eternal fog called World of Warcraft I became interested in technology again and all the new services/apps/software out there again.  I had fallen behind the times but am now thoroughly caught back up.