Let’s Encrypt

I received an email a week or 2 ago that I was accepted into the EFF’s Let’s Encrypt Beta program to try out their new SSL certificate generation service. It uses the Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME) protocol. I have been really interested in this program since it was announced as in the past when […]

Cassandra Days in Dallas 2015

I may have mentioned this before, but I love going to software conferences. When I got the email mentioning that Cassandra Days was coming to Dallas with a free 1 day conference on all things Cassandra, I signed up immediately. The event was sponsored by Datastax who sells a commercial version of Cassandra called Datastax […]

New computers

I have been thinking for a while that a MacBook Pro looked like the ideal Java development machine. That being said I didn’t really want to drop $2500 to actually confirm my idea. I had suggested it at work, but corporate policy had us on Dell machines. Anyway last week I mentioned that I think […]