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Sometimes it's just easier to pay

I started today with grand plans of setting up a nice, secure email server complete with spam filtering, virus scanning, and solid validation to keep me off the spammer lists. I researched various sources of information, created a plan and began working toward email nirvana. The whole purpose of this endeavor was to receive a single email, for my SSL certificate renewal, but the grander goal was to become more familiar with the world of email…

SSL Report

I found this awesome service provided by Qualsys SSL Labs. I had done a fair amount of research into strong SSL configuration after Heartbleed, POODLE, etc. so I was very interested to see how my system would perform. My server did very well and the only issues found related to not being nice enough to IE 6 and having too large a key for Java 6. I will happily endure the red mark for not supporting…

CPAN Pull Request Challenge - January

I decided to participate in the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge. I have used perl for 15 years and have not contributed much back to the wonderful Perl community in that time. I see this as the perfect opportunity to rub the shoulders of the giants I have been standing on all these years. For January, I received Crypt::Password::Util which can help you identify encryption types based on encrypted strings and expands on Perl's…

Java One 2014 - San Francisco

I attended Java One 2014 in San Francisco from September 28 - October 2. This conference is huge and is just a portion of the massive Oracle OpenWorld. I did not attend any sessions on the first day due to some travel issues, but I still made the most of the four remaining days. These are the sessions I attended, a summary of the content, my impressions, slide decks, video and any other information I could…