PA Senate Race

For those interested, tonight the Republican Senator would-be’s will be debating.

The Democrat version was last week.

If you don’t like how things are going, please inform yourself as to who is running for Senate and Governor, and what their positions are like. Also pay attention to your local municipal and school board elections. The competition is no less fierce, and those people have a large influence on your daily lives.

Quiet Inauguration

Here’s an excellent argument for having the quietest inauguration ever. It is a short read, but worth it regardless of which side of the fence you’re on.

Here’s a farewell message from Trump. Given the cold shoulder he has from the big tech companies, I imagine that it might be challenging to find this.

Couple of pictures taken two weeks ago.

SSL certificate failure

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!