Free SSL Certificates for Everyone!

LetsEncrypt a project developed by the Internet Security Research Group is now offering fully automated SSL certificates for free. If your new to certificates or never really understood what the “s” in HTTPS did, heres a quick explainer. HTTPS allows your browser to do a SSL connection with the webserver that the website runs on. This certificate is handed to your browser to verify through some complicated means that it is in fact the server you are trying to reach. Once the servers identity is verified keys are exchanged and used to encrypt the traffic. Some other benefits of using …

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Why Use an SMTP Provider

Something that hasnt been much of an issue in the past is email delivery, but as the amount of spam email rises providers are increasing the scrutiny of of what emails they are willing to accept. The main reason is the ease of which a programmer can send infinite email with little to no effort. Look here it is using PHP….. You dont even need a mail server. So email providers have now started using spam filters that now gauge the likelihood of the source of the email being first authentic and second not being malicious. It has gotten to …

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Crafting Requirements for QoS

Quality of service (QoS) is a maker and a breaker for most network engineers. For those new into the field its a confusing out of order mess of syntax to read through, and to a pro its s headache and a nuisance to manage. Now in many big companies in the western world the main goals of QoS is to make sure your voice and conference video maintain their quality and relegate the rest. A network engineer then looks at it and tweaks it occasionally. Normally when they get a call that a phone calls quality wasn’t very good. Unfortunately, …

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The Importance of Writing

I have been really bad about writing this year. If you look my last post was back in January, and we are already in September. It has definitely been a busy year for me which has been distracting. Recently I read this article that I thought was important enough to both share and act on. The article is about writing. You see writing provides many valuable benefits. For me the main ones are competency and self examination. This blog here may seem like a random collection of information pertaining to my thoughts on computer architecture, theory, and helpful tips, but …

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Cross Site Scripting

Recently a few of my friends had become white hat hackers. This is an interesting predicament for a person like me. I am both a systems designer and developer. My very good friends had more or less become a friendly version of the enemy. Over a couple of beers they recounted tails of how insecure the world is, and how easy it is to prevent. Well I started to think… I develop different websites, and… I am developing the highly anticipated Query Glass. I need to make sure everything is secure if I want for people to continue to trust …

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New Top Level Domains

It is here. It is finally here! New top level domains! What does this mean you might say? It means that you are now going to see websites like chilies.menu or yachts.luxury. I would be curious to see how this will effect the online landscape. This is not the first time that top level domains have been added. Take in mind back when they added country specific domains, like the one I use for this site. The .me domain is actually based out of Montenegro, and was added to the domain structure back in 2007. Everyone thought it was going …

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More Free Reference Material

Hello followers. I have found yet another boon of information. The link below has free ebooks in just about every topic in programming you can think of. Unlike my previous ebook links these are over all kinds of topics, not just Microsoft. For my sharp eyed readers you will see the Microsoft I have published before made the list. Seriously an unbelievable amount of material that can help you on your next project.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-books/392926

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Colosimo Photography is Up and Running

My friend John Colosimo will be featured on the Parana Observatory’s picture of the day for his astrophotography. He is quite the talented photographer, and if you have never seen astrophotography it is quite amazing. The planning and forethought that goes into each of those pictures is quite impressive. I am happy I could help him share his talent with the world by assisting him build his website. I am proud to say that his website is up and operational. I highly recommend that everyone take a look at these amazing pictures. http://colosimophotography.com

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Where Words Meet Action

I have decided to do something about universal data. I have created a website called Query Glass. QG will start off as a simple database project, but there will also be a data aggregation server design thrown into the mix. That is the special sauce so to speak.

So keep an eye on development. I will include a link in the projects tab on this site to make it easy to find.

 

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