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Amazon Prioritizes Orders

So with the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has temporarily, through April 5th at least, prioritized shipments of the following items. This is to allow these products to get to people that are staying at home to isolate themselves from the outbreak. The Amazon notice can be found here.

Keep in mind that while other orders are said to still be shipping they can be delays.

  1. Baby products
  2. Health and household
  3. Beauty and personal care (including personal care appliances)
  4. Grocery
  5. Industrial and scientific
  6. Pet supplies

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May the entire world get through this as safe as possible!

New Portfolio Section

I have added a Portfolio Section under Woodworking to show off some of the projects I have done in the past. I am still working on getting all the projects and photos if I can still find / take them so it is incomplete. I hope to have this section done soon as time permits but wanted to get an update as to what I have been up to.

In addition with turn of the new year, I have made some enhancements to format of the articles I will posting to include additional images to say the least. The videos also have a new theme and format. I hope everyone likes the changes.

SSL Enabled – Well, Self-Signed

I have decided to enable SSL on my website not so much that others can access it via HTTPS but more so that when I log in remotely that I am not sending clear text username and passwords over the network. Plus, I wanted to use it as a learning experience on generating a Self-Signed Certificate. For years in the past I have dealt with CA purchased Certificates for work but not a Self-Signed one.

Unfortunately, I do not have all the spare change in the world to throw at whatever I want otherwise I would have purchased a SSL Certificate from a CA but those cost money, and cost money to continually renew them when the expire; plus, I wanted to learn a little SSL Self-Signing. So, since this is primarily for me (and anyone else that does not mind getting the ugly SSL warning) to use, I created a Self-Signed Certificate.

My site will continue to be accessible through HTTP connections so do not feel you need to start using HTTPS because HTTP is not going away.


Newly Revamped Website!

So today I bit the bullet and spent some time creating a new website. I’ve wanted to do this for some time now but just have not had the cycles to devote to install all the software required to go from a static content based site to a dynamic one.

Well, today was that and I haven’t looked back. Well, not quite the day give the fact this site is unpublished at the moment and currently in Beta. However, when the time comes I can easily flip from my old site to this site.

Why am I switching? Ease of publishing new content. Now that I’m attempting to create more content both in the games I’m developing and the woodworking projects I’m doing I needed a way to spend less time making things look aesthetically inviting and a dynamically built site will greatly improve that thus allowing me to do more actual work. To put it simply “Less work and more productive work!”

I hope you you enjoy the change!