Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

If you support systems @ scale than you must read the Google SRE book!  Do yourself and your team a favor by making sure you donโ€™t repeat the mistakes in this book! This should be required reading for all managers and front line engineers.

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Delegated Credentials: Improving the security of TLS certificates

This is worthy of a share if you are interested in TLS. Facebook, Cloudflare, and Mozilla are working together with the ITEF to develop a new protocol for handling the private keys for SSL certs. Facebook Engineering gives a great overview in the article below.
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Tutanota: Secure email, calendar and contact list

Today I upgraded my email provider to Tutanota. They provide encrypted email hosted on servers in Germany. In addition to the encrypted inbox you can easily send end to end encrypted emails with users of other services like Gmail. Fellow Tutanota users have their emails automatically encrypted end to end with no effort at all on their part as it’s built into the service by default.

I opted for the premium service and was able to set this up using my own domain name and was provided 5 email aliases. Price was very reasonable and it was a HUGE security improvement over the crappy email service my hosting provider was giving me. I highly encourage everyone to checkout this open source email service that focuses on privacy and security and ditch your Gmail account that scans your emails to deliver ads!

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Site Back Online

Website is back online after a small hiatus. I’m pretty sure my old wordpress instance had been hacked so I nuked the entire site and left it dormant for awhile. Now I’m starting to rebuild it to highlight some of the things I’m interested in.

It’s a work in progress so bookmark the site and check back if you like, but it will probably be hacked again since my hosting provider sucks so bad at security. I’ll need to look into alternatives after reading an article about how easy it is to hack their console site ๐Ÿ™

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