Manual letsEncrypt for CPanel

At work I recently collaborated with our hosting provider to move our company website to a version of cPanel. Up until this time, there has been no way of running our site on SSL/TLS, and it’s been quite frustrating, having discovered LetsEncrypt and its ease of use. Basically, with this certificate signer, I have no reason to actually figure out the handshaking and signing process as was required in old command-line versions of SSL.

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PHP Access Control List

A quick little Access Control List (ACL) snippet I made for PHP/HTML. Enjoy!

 

Expired Domains – A Headache (but a learning experience)

Hey all! It’s been a few months, I know. But I wanted to share an experience I had with my recent domain name headache.

So as you may or may not know, I’ve owned ppsstudios.com since May 2013. I purchased it via Google Apps which in turn set my registrar to eNom. Both are useful services and work reasonably well. I was attracted mostly to the (back in 2013) $10/year with free ID protection deal that Google Apps offered. Since then they’ve gone up to $12/year, but that’s not really an issue.

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IFTTT

IFTTT – What in the world!? I just discovered this this morning while once again searching for alternatives to Google Reader, since it’s dying in about 2 weeks. I tried Feed Demon at home, but it just didn’t cut it; half of the problems being that it was yet another application (and a memory hog at that) that ran in the background on my computer. The other half of the problem is I kept forgetting it was there and couldn’t access it remotely.

So I decided, perhaps I’d better port all my podcast subscriptions to iTunes. That’s fine. I can deal with that. But what about the rest of my feeds? What about the hundreds of ICHCB titles that come through in a single day? What about InterfaceLift which I’ve subscribed to for YEARS!? How am I supposed to stay apprised of those?

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A Domain!!

At last!! I tucked in my shirt, tightened my belt and made the plunge. I am now the proud pseudo-owner of ppsstudios.com! For that reason, I’ve created this Google Sites …site, and then in addition linked THIS blog to blog.ppsstudios.com (mostly because I wanted to try subdomains, to see how easy they were).

All the other links work as well, as Google doesn’t let you delete the original naming conventions for their sites, but we (as in I) now have friendly DNS naming for all this stuff! So excited.

Perhaps I’ll even get a bit inspired, install BIND on my personal computer, and route a CNAME to my Apache server there. But that’s for another date. For now, hopefully I’ll get back into this blog, perhaps add a few family members to the main site and let them have a crack at editting their own pages.

Who knows! We could have created the next big Internet phenomenon!