My wife and I had an opportunity to experience the amazing services that the Ronald McDonald House provides to families with children under hospital care. Their mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families, and they don’t fall short when it comes to following through. Continue reading
Thanks to the Linux Foundation and groups such as the EFF, Free SSL certificates are now available and are easy to issue and deploy on your websites. The catch is that they’re only valid for 90 days, but utilities exist to manage and renew the certificates for you. If you don’t use SSL on your website, I encourage you to check out the Let’s Encrypt and Certbot websites for more information.
When I went to my site this afternoon, it showed an error stating my SSL certificate had expired. I recently (90 days ago) configured Certbot (https://certbot.eff.org/) through a cron-job to renew my certificates regularly so they don’t expire. But they did!
In case anybody else comes up with this issue, I’ve explained why it happened and my solution below.
I’ve been attending Science Fiction and other genre conventions for about 20 years. For half of that time, I’ve been engulfed in photography as a hobby. I am constantly striving to improve my work, but I will agree that the quality of my photos are pretty good. You can learn the technical stuff in school and through research. Yes, you should understand the rule of thirds and a bit of color theory, but one thing that will improve your photography is to make a connection with your model. It sounds cliche, as this theme is constantly repeated when learning portraiture, but it holds true every time. Continue reading
As a photographer who runs a regular portrait workshop, I frequently have to send high resolution photos to multiple models. The images can exceed 10 megabytes each. Since some email services have limits of how much space the attachments can take up, I generally try to keep below 20 MB per email. If I have to send out 30 images, this could require up to 30 individual emails. This is why I use Google Drive to send the emails. There’s also quite a few additional services that allow you to share large files. I’ll list them at the end of this post, but I wanted to share how I use Google Drive to send models downloadable galleries of their images.
It’s been almost 8 months since I dropped Sprint’s service, and I still couldn’t be happier with Verizon. Usually I post about negative experiences, but tonight’s call to the big red phone company has left me in a good mood.