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.
I hope everyone out there found time today to contemplate something they have to be thankful for.
One of many things I am thankful for a wonderful community.
God bless us all!
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!
Photo taken on April 15, 2001 by Gavin Costello. Used under Creative Commons license.
Sourced from Wikimedia
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!
The 2018 Mother Earth News Fair is in full swing. Stop by and visit!
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.
Seven Springs, Pa.
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.
US Consumers and Online Saftey