SSL at Last!

Well, it took a while, but I finally got the SSL certificate installed. The site is now officially secured! (that’s been nagging at me for a while). It’s great that LetsEncrypt is free, but troubleshooting certbot is a pain. Wasn’t even the same problems as when I installed certs on https://csci1210.com and https://csci1720.net Sign. But I perservered, and finally got it working

Well, allright!

So I got the server OS updated to Ubuntu 20.04. Couple of stumbling blocks: 20.04 is so new that sudo do-release-upgrade didn’t catch the new version. A little research, and sudo do-release-upgrade -d fixed that Mysql then didn’t want to work. During the upgrade, I just kept old config files whenever prompted. Apparently, a couple of deprecated variables carried over — query-cache-limit and query-cache-size.’ Once … Continue reading Well, allright! »

Changes

A friend asked me for some help with his WordPress site yesterday, which kind of rekindled my interest in this one. I’ve made some changes ‘under-the-hood,’ which shouldn’t be obvious to you, the visitor. There are a few more I want to do, but its been a long day. We’re now running on Ubuntu 18.04 and PHP 7.2. Tomorrow, maybe, I’m going to upgrade the … Continue reading Changes »

Had to share…

June 2020 I’m confused… With the world going increasingly nuts, I’ve been just hunkering down. But I did get a little playful this evening, using a meme maker application I wrote a while back. If you’re not ‘woke’ (And I guess I’m not. But it’s hard to pin down exactly what ‘woke’ means. Best I can figure, not being ‘woke’ means you don’t understand and/or … Continue reading Had to share… »

Lockdown

Back from Neverland I suppose this would have been a good time to be contributing to this thing. Two months into the CV-lockdown and I’m finally getting around to writing something here. Overall, I’ve enjoyed the quarantine. I mostly keep to myself anyway and have most everything I need here at home. I missed seeing my students in person this past semester. But otherwise, for … Continue reading Lockdown »

This Masquerade…

No real reason for the title. Well, yeah, that’s the song that’s playing on my stream at the moment. No other significance, though. So, the semester’s begun. Things are looking good so far, though we’ve only had one class meeting so far. My sysadmin class is really small, which usually makes for a great semester with them. The other two are bigger, which isn’t a … Continue reading This Masquerade… »

WoW

Well, last night I did it. I got my first toon all the way up to Level 120. Yay, me. Seems a bit anti-climatic in retrospect. But at 2:00 am it was a pretty heady rush, let me tell you. I’m thinking of changing specialties and going from there. Maybe pick up a profession or two — this character, I didn’t bother. Inflation is so … Continue reading WoW »