Word of the Month: Tithe

As per Wikipedia:

A tithe (/taɪð/; from Old English: teogoþa “tenth”) is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government. Today, tithes are normally voluntary and paid in cash, cheques, or stocks, whereas historically tithes were required and paid in kind, such as agricultural products.

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Dreamhost + CloudFlare + Https = Errors?

I mentioned in another post that one of the attractive perks I found in Dreamhost is that they offer free SSL certificates via Let’s Encrypt (those that allow us to use https for free). They do also offer another perk, which is an integration with CloudFlare (basically a CDN that helps to increase the speed of our sites) in a few clicks. Continue reading Dreamhost + CloudFlare + Https = Errors?

Retropie: Taming the nostalgia

If you’ve followed the news recently, you might have heard that Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition for the end of September. Nintendo is setting up us up for another dose of nostalgia (or, more likely, disappointment, such a that experienced by those trying to get one of those NES Classics).

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Super Mario Bros 3. One of my all-time favorites

I’ll be the first to admit that the announcement brought memories of countless hours spent playing some of the games announced mixed with some excitement for those I never played (such as Earthbound). To be fair, some of those memories are not so much about the games themselves, but of my friends, those I shared those hours with (I guess this goes along the definition of nostalgia, isn’t it). Continue reading Retropie: Taming the nostalgia

Changing Hosting (again!)

I used to be a Hostgator client. Three years ago I switched from GoDaddy lured by a good promo and their shared SSL certificates (I was intrigued by them, and at the time I think some app I was playing with required https. These shared SSL certificates were a real frustration since what you get is a generic address (something like https://gator0123.hostgator.com/~yourusername/) making it useless for most user-facing applications. After struggling with workarounds, I just dropped my interest in it (after all, I don’t consider any of the low-volume websites I keep as big target for attacks)
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Do you know what a foreign accent is? It's a sign of bravery

In English

Yes, this site is planned to be mainly in English, why? well in part as a way to practice written English, part because the melange is getting worse, part because I’m getting tired of the ALT+ codes for tildes (áéíóúñ) and opening exclamation/question marks (¡¿). Ok, the last one is not that bad since not a lot of people care for them in the online world (it’s just one of my pet peeves) Continue reading In English