WPBeginner has a easy to follow tutorial on activating the free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your WordPress site, assuming your web host supports them. The really simple ssl plugin mentioned makes the process painless for existing sites.
If you are on HawkHost, you can view their announcements here on their Let’s Encrypt and 2FA support. In short, you can get the free SSL certificate by:
Logging to cPanel, locate the Security section and click on “Lets Encrypt™ SSL” option to start the process.
You can then select the domain that you would like HawkHost to issue the SSL certificate to.
You will be brought to a confirmation page. On confirmation, HawkHost will generate the SSL certificate for you.
Back in your WordPress admin page, activate the really simple ssl plugin and click on the button “Go ahead, activate SSL!”.
You might be logged out of the admin page. If so, login again and you will discover that your WordPress site is now on SSL.
Refer back to the WPBeginner tutorial for additional details like Google Analytics updates.
In case you are wondering of what all the buzzwords and jargon like algorithms, coding, off-the-shelf mean, the article What is Code by Paul Ford helps you weave all these buzzwords into a single story.
At 38000 words, it makes good bedtime reading, be it for someone who has no inkling on how computers work or someone who is a seasoned veteran. TL;DR? below is a video summary from Bloomberg via Huffington Post.
Sometimes you might want to have the flexibility to watch MOOC videos while commuting to and fro work and you do not want to incur large carrier costs. Some MOOC platforms like Coursera allow you to download these videos for offline viewing. However, some other MOOCs like Gilbert Strang’s Linear Algebra Course are uploaded on Youtube. In such cases, you might want to consider youtube-dl.
This week, as I walked around places in Singapore, they become reminders of the enormous role that Mr Lee played as the founding father of Modern Singapore. These reminders become especially strong when my colleague and I were in the queue to pay our last respects to him.
Hyperlapse of the queue via The Straits Times:
The few hours of queuing seems to form a trail, leading me through the advancements of Singapore – the transformation of Singapore to become a global financial hub that is situated at Raffles Place and Marina Bay area, the celebration of the Arts at the Esplanade, and the clean up of the Singapore River, where it used to be full of rubbish and reeking of stench.
I became reflective and renewed my appreciation for Mr Lee’s leadership. My colleague and I also struck up conversations with the people queuing before and after us, discussing about the transformation of the Singapore River and how far Singapore has progressed. In addition, it is heartening to see shop owners and volunteers, who helped to provide water, a vital resource to brave the hot sun. Some shops even provided seats for the elderly who were in the queue.
Finally, we reached the Parliament House. While passing through Security, you will be able to see walls of condolence cards. Inside the building, everyone paid their respects in an solemn and orderly manner. As the queue is very long, we were only allowed to stop briefly to pay our respects.
While we can only stop for a few minutes in the Parliament House after waiting for several hours, I would say that Mr Lee, who dedicated his life to Singapore, definitely deserves our Respect.
I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A successful Singapore. What have I given up? My life. – Lee Kuan Yew
Mr Lee led Singapore’s transformation from a fledgling country with no natural resources upon Independence into a renowned global financial hub and a clean and green city that is safe to live in. It is this strong foundation that enables Singapore to prosper till date, where Singapore enters its 50th year of Independence.
Thank you Sir. Farewell, and may you rest in peace.
While test-driving the brackets.io (Version 1.1) editor on Windows 8, I discovered that the text displayed on the application is not as crisp – it is rather pixelated – at HiDPI resolution of 2880 x 1620. The workaround is to edit the properties of the application and check Disable display scaling on high DPI scaling. This has already been reported as an issue on Github.
Pros: text becomes crisp!
Cons: Icons at the top right hand corner “shrunk” as they are displayed @ 100% scaling.
EDIT: New version of Brackets is out and the issue has been solved.
This is the first post, more frequently known as “the Hello World! post” in blogs. Rather than a first post that is likely to be forgotten, I would like to use this first post to communicate an idea I feel strongly about – Pay It Forward.
Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor – Wikipedia Post
I have the fortune to meet many people in my life who took some of their time to teach me something, in almost everything you can imagine – Teachers who painstakingly explain concepts, Colleagues who take time to explain processes, Volunteers who share their life experiences and how do they handle certain situations, and last but not least learning from family members and friends! I am very grateful to all these people who taught me something!
Somewhere along the way, the idea of “Pay It Forward” stuck and I hope that this site can serve as an expression of this concept. Hopefully you will be able to pickup or learn something during your visit here. If so, I encourage you to pass your insight gained to another fellow person who may need it.