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Lionslair is now under SSL using Lets Encrypt

I have now got the site secured under SSL with Lets Encrypt. Lets Encrypt is a free SSL , automated open certificate authority (CA) with the aim to have all sites secured. I am not going to go into what a CA is. If you don’t know you probably don’t need to keep reading.

Lets Encrypt is sponsored by a lot of well known companies such as Facebook, shopify, google, cisco and many others. They have made it simple and easy to setup an SSL certificate on every site. Your certificate only lasts for a maximum of three months before it needs renewing. However with the tools out there this can be automated easily with a cron job.

I use certbot-auto to setup my SSL. This can be found here https://certbot.eff.org/ it is seriously too easy to setup. Took me less than 5 minutes.

Hak5 also did a good video on it this week. Head over to their youTube to check it out.

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All the different Lorem Ipsum Generators

Lorem Ipsum is what programmers know as dummy or filler text when creating content for a web page or print media. It is used to populate the body of a node which forms part of some form of content such as a webpage, news article, blog etc.

A developers most hated job after fixing bugs is populating content. This can be automated via many different means how ever a lot of the time a field just needs to have content because it is not allowed to be blank. This enables developers to see how the output will get rendered for the general public and also may populate things such as a search index or a excerpt list of content.

The most commonly known Lorem Ipsum generator is http://www.lipsum.com/. an example of what we are talking about here can be found below.

 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Fusce pretium mollis ipsum eu molestie. Ut quis est in purus tristique ullamcorper. Aliquam eget felis mauris. Donec placerat justo ac faucibus scelerisque. Aliquam elementum pulvinar mi, ac interdum libero malesuada et. Fusce pellentesque lacus ut tellus tincidunt euismod. Suspendisse potenti. Integer id consequat ligula. Morbi vel urna a est varius dignissim. Aenean mattis venenatis mollis. Suspendisse mattis laoreet ante, sed sagittis quam dictum ut.

Below is a list of different Lorem Ipsum generators I have had bookmarked in the past and ones I have found writing this post.

Here are some I just haven’t used and probably would not

A good index of these sorts of sites is at http://chooseyouripsum.com/ If you have more of your own add them to the comments below.

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