Lets Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). At the time of writing it’s currently in Beta and is due to go public in December 2015. Update: Lets Encrypt went into public -beta on December 3 2015. I have updated this article with […]Read more "Centralizing Certificate Management of LetsEncrypt with a Raspberry PI"
I’ve been beta testing the new Lets Encrypt Certificate Authority so have been adding HTTPS to various services however I hit on a problem where Chrome wasn’t showing the green padlock for a specific application. Instead it was showing the broken padlock because it was saying there was mixed content. In https, mixed content is usually […]Read more "Fixing HTTPS mixed content issues in Chrome"
In the past whenever you wrote a Servlet you had a lot of work to do. First you wrote your servlet, then you had to add configuration for that servlet into web.xml so that your application would use it. For simple applications this was fine but the more servlets you wrote the harder it became […]Read more "Writing Servlets the J2EE 6 / Servlet 3.0 way"
Usually you wouldn’t mix versions. Build environments like Maven should handle this for you – although even maven can get things wrong. Yesterday I was playing with Apache TomEE looking at migrating some webapp’s away from Apache Tomcat 7. The impetus for this was to get Rest services working and one of the TomEE profiles […]Read more "The problem of mixing library versions"
Weather webcams are always popular and it is easy and free to set one up yourself. This article will show how to setup a simple USB webcam to produce still images and serve them on a local apache webserver.Read more "Setting up a Weather WebCam on Linux"
The bitly.Pro service enables custom domains to be used instead of their own ones like bit.ly or j.mp. For example The Onion uses this to link to their articles with url’s like http://onion.com/9J5ziH
So now you will see short links to the blog using the retep.net domain, i.e. http://retep.net/c1VGQO which points to the blog entry about getting ssh-askpass working on OSX.
Like any bit.ly url, if you are ever unsure about a url, copy it, paste it in a new browser window and add a + to the end, like http://retep.net/c1VGQO+.Read more "retep.net short url’s"