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Let's Encrypt, Drupal, and Dreamhost


Several days ago I let my $15 a year Comodo certificate go and replaced it with a "Let's Encrypt" certificate acquired through my hosting service - Dreamhost.

"I just assumed." Fatal words. I thought my replacement certificate would just show up and everything would continue working.

Not so. There were two gotchas.

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It will always be a Lego car!


"Build a beautiful website in minutes." proclaimed the ad. I've seen these before. In fact I've blogged about them before. So one might think I have a bit of a passion for the craftsmanship that it takes to build a beautiful website.  Having just read a wonderful article by Metal Toad's Tony Rasmussen entitled "A Sense of Software Craftsmanship" my pride is undoubtedly touched.

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Patching rbenv install for ruby 1.9.3-p551 on Ubuntu 16.04


I have been reading articles about the complexity of web design lately. I ran into version hell, which is one component of the complexity, headlong yesterday and thought it might be valuable to document my solution for someone trudging along in my footsteps.

I recently rebuilt my local computer with Ubuntu 16.04 and took the opportunity to clean up the crud that builds up. I have been slowly rebuilding my development tools taking care to make good choices about what I keep and what I throw out.

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Drupal 8 Here I come!


So I have a commission to build a Drupal 8 site so off I go. I downloaded Drupal 8 a few months ago when the project was just a gleam in my eye so my first step is to bring it up to speed. This means upgrading from 8.0.6 to 8.1.1 - the current stable release. And the nightmare begins...

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Walking Your Talk

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