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Securing boyet.com, part N: DONE!

After some time gnawing at my fingernails being properly indecisive, I finally pulled the trigger: moved this blog to Azure, and added an SSL certificate to make it secure. It’s now all done: all the internal links have been updated, the web.config has been properly modified, it works in Firefox and Chrome. In the middle of all this, I also updated my laptop (which didn’t help since Windows Live Writer can no longer be installed and is dead, dead, dead, so hello Open Live Writer, which admittedly also seems to be lying down at the bottom of the cage, feet in the air). […]

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Securing boyet.com, part 2: secondboyet

Just a quick update after starting this series a couple of months ago: secondboyet.com is now secure and, even better, gets an A+ from securityheaders.com. Even, gasp, the Content Security Policy. […]

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GoDaddy shared Windows hosting compromised

A week or so ago, I talked briefly about some issues I was having with this blog and my previous static site on GoDaddy’s shared Windows hosting (the Deluxe version if you’re interested). It involves mysterious PHP files and modifications to my web.config files. […]

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Scammy auto warranties, part 4,268 (approx)

Amazingly, my most popular post here on my blog has nothing to do with algorithms or data structures or Javascript or indeed anything to do with programming. It’s a post I whipped up 3 years ago about buying my wife’s Acura off the lease and then getting bombarded with dodgy and scammy “Auto Warranty” postcards and letters. […]

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Securing boyet.com, part 1: static sites

Sounds simple, right? After all, I’ve babbled on about how to secure your web sites this past few months, both for AWS and Azure, so it should be a piece of cake for boyet.com. Right? […]

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Moneyspire, a month later: the UX

(This post follows on from a couple of earlier ones, one, two, as I seek to replace Microsoft Money for my personal financial accounts.) […]

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MicroCobol programming cheat sheet

And in today’s lunchtime blast from the past: a Summary Card for the programming language MicroCobol from my very first job as a programmer. […]

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Content Security Policy is hard, and then there’s Pinterest and AddThis

Over the past month, I’ve embarked on an update of my blogging sites to make them secure. All told, I maintain three, all using GraffitiCMS as the backend: this site, 64SAINT.com, and my wife’s crafting site. […]

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Fixing the import from MS Money to Moneyspire

Waaaay back when, in early 2017, I published a small series (one, two) on replacements for Microsoft Money. One app which almost made the grade was Moneyspire. However, even that had some issues, of which one was insurmountable at the time: transfers between accounts were imported twice, making the end result of setting up your accounts in Moneyspire a complete and utter mess. […]

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Sint-Annatunnel, the Antwerp Underpass

This week is Techorama, a developer conference in Antwerp. I’m here helping out at the booth, but because of travel requirements, making sure I was here on time, etc, I arrived in Antwerp the day before. Time to be a tourist, especially as I couldn’t check into the hotel until 3pm. One of the sights I had decided last week to see for myself was the pedestrian tunnel, Sint-Annatunnel (Saint Anna’s Tunnel), that goes underneath the River Scheldt from one bank to the other. […]

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