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I was busy with shit last night. But, hey, you get what you pay for.
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.
So you can breathe easy knowing that you browsing experience is even safer now than it was before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I spent last night preparing for the (ISC)2 CryptoParty presentation I’m doing today instead of writing posts.
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.
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):
Grandma Burg passed away at 8:45 on Christmas Day. She made it 90 years on this rock and although it is certainly hard on those of us still cruising on this spaceship her final years weren’t easy ones and it’s comforting knowing her suffering is over. And a more appropriate day than Christmas could not be had for a person as dedicated to Christ as herself.
In her 90 years she managed to raise five kids and keep my grandfather in line (no easy feat). Not only that but she managed those accomplishments while maintaining the most positive attitude I’ve every witnessed. She was a great person and this spaceship is diminished by her loss.
I’ll be away from this blog for a few days. Between the funeral and other matters that must be attended to my focus will be very much elsewhere.