Geekery

Hello! As I write this, I am sitting in my favorite restaurant on a (formerly) rainy Saturday. I came to my favorite restaurant for two reasons: The food is awesome, and its location has the best 5g cell service for an hour’s drive in any direction. My plan...

Neat Discovery

There are as many way to go about writing a story–whether short story, mid-length, or novel–as there are people who want to write them. A lot of people use Word. A lot of people use Scrivener. I used to use Word when I was a Windows-only shop, but since...

Backups: The Epilogue

A little while ago, I wrote a couple articles about learning why backups are important and, then, following through with the creation of said backups.  If you managed to miss them on my incredibly busy site (try not to trip on the sarcasm, there), you can read them...

Backups, Part 2

I originally posted this on 15 October 2016. And I’m here to tell you, it was was little bit of a fight. I still remember going back and forth between my SSH session and the Amazon S3 bucket, looking for new files. I also remember the cheering excitement when a...

Backups: Everyone Needs them

I originally posted this on 14 October 2016, and to this day, I can still feel the icy claws clenching my heart as I realized what I’d done. So…as part of my day job, I write a series of articles about technology issues, and a few months back, one of my...

HTTPS on Apache

This was my very first hardcore geeky post, originally dated 13 October 2016. Reading through the post brought it all back to me, and I remember how much of  a fun project this was. When I first built my Ubuntu web server, I did so using NGINX.  It was fun and...