I’ll be setting up a booth at the Mother Earth News fair in Seven Springs Resort this weekend. If you stop by and mention that you saw this blog post, I’ll be sure to hook you up with some swag!
World Trade Center Memorial by Denise Gould (DOD Photo 060911-F-9471G-006)
DoD doesn’t default to public domain.
Disclaimer as requested by DoD: The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
A year ago today I had a significant outage on the Rennug classifieds because I missed renewing the SSL certificates in a timely fashion, then misconfigured sign on servers without a complete chain of certs. I am embarrassed to admit that I did this again when the certificates expired this year.
I’ve switched to a Let’s Encrypt style certificate. This has several advantages, but the most important here is that the renewal and installation become 100% automated. While I am human and prone to failure, the machines will not miss a renewal, and will configure themselves.
This makes the server side of the process much more similar to the browser side. No one has to stop and think “is my browser certificate up to date?”. It just happens. The same should now be true of the servers for me.
My apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for using the site!
My apologies. I think AWS has rebooted everyone of my servers now, and we should be back up and running.
Been a while, I guess I was due for a database failure? I’m sorry about the downtime Sunday.
I’ll be set up again this year at the Somerset Mother Earth News Fair. Stop by and visit if you’re in the area.
Scammers are quick to take advantage of current events. The US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) has recently released two advisories regarding emerging scam tactics.
Hurricane Related Scams
Equifax Data Breach Phishing Attacks
This article suggests that there is more of a deficit than I might have expected in awareness of online safety issues.
For the most part, I’ve tried to stay quiet this election season. While I have great hopes for President Elect Trump, the election process this year seemed more geared to providing entertainment than selecting the next leader of the most powerful nation on earth.
That said, when someone sent me this, I couldn’t resist sharing.