Posted on Apr 7, 2021 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
Well, it has been over a year since I have posted, and I think everyone can relate to the insanity that life has become in the past year. Life continues to throw unexpected curve balls at us all, and while blogging isn’t the highest priority for me, it should at least be an effort. Everything is ultimately a balancing act, and for me that includes being a father, husband, employee, manager, college student, and various other things. My hope is to take a different approach to blogging and try to do shorter posts and break them into multiple posts if necessary. This should make getting content on here at least a little easier. In the past my approach has been to write many page long posts comparable to https://waitbutwhy.com/ which by the way has a ton of great content, but the author also tends to write gigantic posts. I think the perfect way to kick this off is writing a new post about building a new workstation, or at least refurbishing an old one.
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A Brief Hiatus
Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
It has been roughly six months since my last post, and I wanted to provide a brief update before diving back into articles. I have been very busy the past six months with a lot of life changes which is why I haven’t written in a while. While I do not normally blog about personal things, I am making a bit of an exception in this post.Continue Reading...
New Theme and Features
Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
Finally the site is really starting to come back together! For starters, I finally have a nice looking theme.
As I stated in the last post I prefer dark themed designs. Perhaps it is because I spend greater than eight hours a day staring at a screen and I find it easier on the eyes, or maybe it’s just because I like darker colors. It didn’t take me very long before I decided to go with a dark theme. Since I use Twitter Bootstrap as the front end design framework, I looked at a few different pre-designed color schemes and opted for one from Bootswatch. I will go into using Twitter Bootstrap later on in my article on working as a programmer. I also added a sidebar to the right with some easier to find groupings (categories and tags). I also made a few changes to the default page to make it look a little nicer. I also added navigation to the top; however, I have not done anything with the pages up there yet.Continue Reading...
Migration Complete, Next Steps...
Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
I have completed migrating the old blog articles into this one. They are now all capable of being read and commented on. Google Analytics is added, but being tempermental, so I still need to work on that. However, I’m not very concerned on that as it’s mainly just to make sure the blog is actually being visited, not for marketing/sales purposes. To be clear, I’m not selling anything, not even your data.
So what’s next? Well, time to make this site look a little less, well bland… It looks like I barely even added any styles.Continue Reading...
Site Encryption & Comments Enabled
Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
As of today, the site is now secured with Let’s Encrypt again. The old site the cert had expired for, and since I planned to migrate it to Jekyll and a new server, I didn’t bother renewing (hence the expired cert for a while).Continue Reading...
New Site Reboot
Posted on Jul 29, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
So yet again we find outselves at a site reboot. This post will be brief, as I don’t really want to spend too much time on this.Continue Reading...
Have You Tried Turning it Off and Back On?
Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
The scenario is simple, some electronic device (be it your TV, VCR, cassette player…oh wait 2018…right… your Smart Phone, Laptop, Router, Smart TV, etc) is not behaving correctly, and you hop on the phone – rotary dial; oops , I mean touch dial…oh yea 2018…scroll through your contacts (hopefully this isn’t the smart phone causing issues) and contact the family tech guru (computer wizard as my father calls him…me) or call that company’s tech support, and what’s the first thing they ask – “have you tried turning it off and back on again?”Continue Reading...
Site Move & Migration
Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
Welcome all (or few) followers of the inconsistent security/developer blog of Michael. I have made some massive changes to the site this weekend. Since my previous attempt at restructuring the domain layout and file system failed miserably (site broke or at least anything clickable did). I decided to nuke the site from orbit and start from scratch. The site is now happily hosted at Digital Ocean, and there will be more details to come for that soon. I have the site backed up locally and I will be going through and reposting the relevant articles after briefly freshening them up over the next week or two. Hopefully with job transitions out of the way I can start being regularly active on here (I know, I know…if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…).Continue Reading...