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I've been doing a fair amount of backend infrastructure work here, and I'm happy to announce the beta availability of https://.

For the non-technical types among us, this means that the URL will eventually have that little lock like many other sites. Previously TLS and SSL was the domain of retailers, but now major content sites such as Facebook and Google are pushing for it to be mandatory. Google feels so strongly about this in fact, that they are penalizing sites that do not use TLS by default. This means that we should rise up in our search rankings, which is always great.

We are going to spend about a week of beta testing while we clean up the last of the hardcoded non-secure references on the site, and then we'll transition to mandatory https everywhere.

We are using the LetsEncrypt CA, which is the industry consortium-based free CA. This is set to rotate in 90 days, and it should seamlessly do so without me having to touch it.…

"Pulled in to Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead."

To all my good friends in Columbus, Ohio and all places beyond, E2 included. The time has come. As many of you might know, the job search here in C-bus has been very, very frustrating and rather than face the humility of living out on the streets my daughter has graciously offered me a place where I can lay my head. (Apologies in advance to The Band for ripping off their…

Olykoek noun, Hudson Valley: Older Use.

1. doughnut.

"Such heaped up platters of cakes of various and almost indescribable kinds, known only to experienced Dutch housewives! There was the doughty doughnut, the tender olykoek, and the crisp and crumbling cruller..."
-- Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Sketch Book, 1820
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