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Backing up

Burned down
computer

What can happen to your computer

In today's world, our data and our in­for­ma­tion is one of our most valuable assets. I have photos going back to 2008. My sporadic journal has digital entries from 2010. I have IM logs from 2009. I have a list of my monthly expenses since 2012. My blog goes back to 2010. I have loads of projects in various stages. Most of this in­for­ma­tion is ir­re­place­able (I'm never going to be 16 again, to take those photos once more :( ) and most of it is quite valuable, some having sen­ti­men­tal value (photos), some from a financial point of view, some pro­fes­sion­al­ly continue.

Adding SSL with Let's Encrypt

Let's encrypt is a new Cer­tifi­cate Authority, started by Mozilla, EFF and University of Michigan, that will offer free SSL cer­tifi­cates, with an easy setup.

I had an attempt previously to set up SSL for my website, from StartSSL, but I... ac­ci­den­tal­ly overwrote my private key when unzipping it, so... it became quite useless, and to delete it, I would have to pay. So I put the project on hold for a while.

Yesterday, while reading news, I saw that Let's Encrypt finally entered public beta. They promise super easy setup, but for now they don't have out of the box support for nginx, which I use, so continue.