HTTPS Activated!

Hello! I am proud to report that HTTPS is now activated here on ColtonDRG.com. Not only is it activated, but it’s enforced, so even if you come here from a link without HTTPS, you will be automatically redirected to the secure, HTTPS enabled version! This means that all traffic to and from ColtonDRG.com will be completely secure and encrypted! For more information about what HTTPS is and how it works, read my earlier blog post about SSL. Enjoy your safer and more secure experience!

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WordPress.com Rant

If you are looking to start a blog, I highly recommend WordPress, if you are willing and able to pay for hosting and host it yourself.

I like WordPress. I really do. I use it here on coltondrg.com (if it wasn’t already obvious) and I think it is a really good price of software. WordPress.com is not really WordPress though, it is WordPress’ bastard child that has a serious lack of features. Continue reading “WordPress.com Rant”

MEGAchat – A Secure Skype Alternative

Skype annoys me at times. Actually, Skype annoys me almost all the time. I use it very frequently, but that’s because it’s the only really good way to keep in touch with my friends. I don’t particularly like Skype.

One huge concern with Skype is security and privacy. Skype is owned by Microsoft, and there is a really good chance that it is full of backdoors so that Microsoft and the NSA can listen in and record your conversations. This annoys me, not because I have something to hide, but because it’s an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights. Enter MEGAchat.

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The Interview

So, Netflix got that controversial movie that everyone got in a big pissy fit over when Sony axed it. I must admit, it peaked my interest a bit, so I decided to sit down and watch it.

So, what did I think? Well, it was fine. It was pretty funny, and I did enjoy it to some extent, but it wasn’t amazing. I got a few good chuckles out of it, but that’s about it.  Continue reading “The Interview”

Twenty Fourteen and Comments

I am going to talk about two things here. The first thing is the blog’s theme, and the second thing is the comments system.

So, first, let’s talk about the blog’s theme. Earlier today, we were using the new Twenty Fifteen theme, which in my personal opinion, is complete shit. The text is too big, the site is too narrow, and everything feels super claustrophobic for me. Maybe it’s just because I write a lot, but it really felt uncomfortable. As you can see, now it looks much better. Continue reading “Twenty Fourteen and Comments”

SSL Blog Post

Late last night (technically it was early this morning) I posted about a ton of server problems I was having. I am happy to say that they all seem to be fixed! This is good because now I can move on, and get back to the important stuff.

Today I want to talk a little bit about SSL. SSL makes your connection to a server much more secure. If somebody performs some sort of attack on your network, if you are connecting to websites using SSL, the attacker won’t be able to see any useful information. If you are connecting without SSL, they can potentially see every single bit of data that is transferred. Yikes!
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Server Woes

This post is going to be about the Dark Realm Gaming web server being broken, but first, I would like to make a note about how the domain is changed. That didn’t take long, did it? The blog is now hosted on http://coltondrg.com/ instead of http://wordpress.coltondrg.gq/. Pretty neat, huh!? Anyhow, on to the topic of this post!

So, you may have noticed, but the Dark Realm Gaming web server is completely fried. Well, not completely fried, but pretty much fried. I am astonished that I managed to get the blog back up at all, let alone move it to a new domain under these conditions.

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Welcome to my blog

Hello. I am Colton, and this is my weblog, or ‘blog’ for short. I do some stuff on the internet. I often talk about stuff on Twitter, but that only allows me to write short little posts and I can’t convey a lot of information, so I decided to start a blog. I will be writing blog posts whenever I feel like it, and talking about whatever is on my mind. This is my first post, so I am going to introduce this blog and it’s systems, myself, and some of the things I will probably talk about.

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