Getting and running with SSL has always been expensive. Heroku for the longest time charged $20 a month to have a custom domain with SSL, and then it usually cost a lot of money to just buy a yearly cert (anywhere from $9 to $100 or more).
I upgraded to a new version of tachyons on my blog today. This is a continuation of the work I wrote about in “[Upgrading CSS on natwelch.com
Apparently it’s Tuesday. I meant to do this on Saturday… whoops.
A random compromised twitter account followed me today.
I love having things on my walls. I love screens just showing random stuff. I’ve recently discovered how easy it is to make an inactive screen that just displays content.
I like to write. I’m happier when I have a random idea for a blog post, and then sit down and pound it out.
Another reminder that the problem is always people. Technology is great for spreading information and improving the world, but never forget, people created that technology, and people use the technology… and people always fuck up. Always.
The past two weeks have been incredibly busy. First we had a week of publishing new websites and apps to compete with the RNC:
I really enjoyed these two podcasts:
In January of 2016, I started a project of 100:10:1. This idea was pretty simple in theory, but hard in execution. I first wrote a post collecting one hundred ideas. I talked them over with friends, and then set off on #tenbysix. Ten by Six was an attempt to build ten minimal viable projects in six months.
Well it’s July. July means it’s the third quarter of the year. When the second quarter of 2016 started, I wrote a quarterly review of the first quarter of 2016. I really liked that. So I figured I’d do it again. Switching from yearly retrospectives adds an extra “umph” to remind me what I’m doing and why. It’s also incredibly helpful because the campaign is forcing me to think so short term. I constantly need to recenter and remind myself what is happening, what has happened and where I am going.