Over the last few days, I’ve been working on a technical problem that I’ll be documenting on this very blog in the coming days. In the meantime, I just wanted to post a quick note to say that this blog (along with a bunch of other services that I host) is now SSL-enabled.
I decided to deploy proper SSL, because I honestly believe that most pages these days should be encrypted, even if the content isn’t necessarily security-worthy. I don’t believe that what I’m writing here is offensive or could put any of my readers in harms way. However, I do believe that everyone should be able to browse whatever they want without having to fear any government, ISP or other malicious organisation trying to steal knowledge about them.
So, here’s a shout-out to StartSSL, a great company that offers free SSL certificates (AFAICT, for personal use only), and hopes that enough Heartbleed-like exploits show up so they can make a profit.
Also, thanks to Eric Mill for making StartSSL’s less-than-obvious user experience more manageable.