A Brief Hiatus

    Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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.

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    New Theme and Features

    Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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.

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    Migration Complete, Next Steps...

    Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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.

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    Site Encryption & Comments Enabled

    Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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).

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    New Site Reboot

    Posted on Jul 29, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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.

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    Have You Tried Turning it Off and Back On?

    Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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?”

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    Site Move & Migration

    Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Site-updates by Michael | Target Audience: Everyone
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    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…).

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