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I was at the Sabaton concert last night so I didn’t get anything written for today. If anybody is wondering, Sabaton put on a great show. Battle Beast, another band I enjoy, was one of the opening acts and also put on a good show. In fact, I wish Battle Beast would have had some additional stage time.

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May 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 am

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I was busy with shit last night. But, hey, you get what you pay for.

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March 17th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Let’s Encrypt

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Most of you probably didn’t notice but over the weekend I changed this blog over to Let’s Encrypt. There really aren’t any changes for you but this is a project that I’ve been planning to do for a while now.

Since I changed this site over to HTTPS only, I’ve been using StartSSL certificates. However, when it was announced that StartCom, the owner of StartSSL, was bought by WoSign I was wary to renew my certificates through them. When it was later announced that StartCom and WoSign were backdating certificates to get around the SHA-1 depreciation deadline I knew it was time to move on. The good news is that Let’s Encrypt is far easier than StartSSL was. Setting it up took a bit of time because Nginx support in Let’s Encrypt is still experimental and the other options for pulling certificates without shutting down the server required some server customizations. But once everything was setup it was simple to pull certificates.

While I was changing over my certificates I also took the opportunity to implement a Content Security Policy (CSP). Now when you load my page your browser is given a whitelist of locations content can come from. This reduces the threat of potential code injection attacks. Unfortunately, due to WordPress, I had to enable some unsafe options such as executing inline JavaScript and eval() statements. I’ll be looking for ways to get rid of those in the future though.

So you can breathe easy knowing that you browsing experience is even safer now than it was before.

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March 10th, 2017 at 11:00 am

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I decided to take the day off and head to the range. Last night consisted of loading ammo for the trip instead of writing posts.

What can I say? You get what you pay for.

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November 18th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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I was out late at the bar with my anarchist friends last night avoiding political nonsense. Needless to say, I didn’t get any posts written.

However, I will say one thing about last night’s election. You can’t blame me, I didn’t vote.

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November 9th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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I spent last night loading ammunition and prepping for an early morning range drip (seriously, nobody is at the range at 8:00 in the morning, try it) instead of writing posts.

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October 21st, 2016 at 10:00 am

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This Lack of Blogging is Brought to You By Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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The new Deus Ex game came out and I decided to play that last night instead of blogging.

I’m guessing you’re curious how the game is. So far the gameplay has been Deus Ex: Human Revolution plus more, which is a winning formula in my book. I haven’t gotten very far in the game yet so I can’t tell you how the story is but so far it’s been decent.

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August 26th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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I spent last night preparing for the (ISC)2 CryptoParty presentation I’m doing today instead of writing posts.

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July 21st, 2016 at 10:30 am

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I spent my blogging time last night working on backend nonsense. So there are a lot of cool new things that you won’t even notice.

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July 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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I’ve spent the last two days on a trip for work. I ended up on the red eye flight back home so I didn’t have the energy to get anything posted for today. To entertain yourselves I’ll leave you with a son off of Perturbator’s new album (not everything I listen to is metal, I also enjoy retro-style electronic music):

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May 11th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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