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Social Media Technology

Brought to you by HTTPS

As you can see when you access this page, I’ve made the move to HTTPS. I detail the experience at my new technology-only site, Shelley’s Toy Box. I upgraded my server before I made the move, and eliminated all the cruft. I also moved my DNS records over to my name registrar, rather than manage […]

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Technology

Google and the power we give in exchange for security

A couple of weeks ago,  I received an email from Google. It read: Chrome will show security warnings on http://burningbird.net To owner of http://burningbird.net, Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show a “NOT SECURE” warning when users enter text in a form on an HTTP page, and for all HTTP pages in Incognito mode. […]

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Technology

Integrating WordPress’ Multisite support

In the past, I’ve skipped between supporting multiple sites and only having a single site, here at Burningbird. I like different domains and sites so that people can focus primarily on the topics they like. For instance, tech people may get a bit tired of my political writings, and those interested in the political writings […]

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Government Technology

They… are watching you

Today, Trump is likely to sign the latest in Congressional Review Act bills, this one to overturn a new FCC rule that would force ISPs to get permission from users to collect and share personal information. The Senate was the first to toss the privacy rule, followed by the House. The vote was along party […]

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Technology

Tech: A Welcome Respite

It’s long past time for me to return to technical writing, if only because I need a respite from the battle against Trump and his evil minions. It helps that there is a lot to be excited about—in a good way—in the tech world. The Node community seems to be moving beyond its early growing […]