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Category Archives: Web Design & Programming

Let’s Encrypt on VestaCP with CentOS 6

As promised a couple weeks ago, I’ve created a tutorial for automatically installing Let’s Encrypt certificates on Vesta-hosted sites. As you’ll recall, Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority that issues free domain validated (DV) certificates to virtually anyone in an effort to make the web more secure. Let’s Encrypt tries to be fully automated, […]

Let’s Encrypt Enters Public Beta

There’s a new certificate authority in town, and it seeks to change the way we think about web security.  Let’s Encrypt, run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a partnership of a number of Internet-focused organizations like the EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and now Facebook, entered it’s public beta period this week and is […]

Generate Accessors and Mutators Automatically with PDT

I’ve been using PDT, the PHP Development Tools IDE that’s built on top of Eclipse, for my PHP development for a few years now. I came to appreciate the power and flexibility of Eclipse as a Java IDE, so it only made sense to use PDT for my PHP coding. One thing that’s always frustrated […]

Discovering MODx

Many people who know me know that I am not a big fan of most web content management systmes (CMS). In general I have found that the hoops these systems make you jump through to set up and manage sites far outweighs the benefits they bring for easy content maintenance. I am not, however, a […]

Say Goodnight Gracie

A pretty major event occurred at RIT on Monday, but hardly anyone probably noticed. It wasn’t marked by any sort of fanfare or celebration, just a simple email that popped up on my screen saying “Mike Young has completed a PCR.” And with that the “Grace” web server was retired. Anyone who’s spent any time […]

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