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Notes about setting up HTTPS on websites using LetEncrypt and certbot alvin February 9, 2019 - 1:06pm

As a note to self, I added SSL/TLS certificates to a couple of websites using LetEncrypt. Here are a couple of notes about the process:

Website traffic: Search vs Share

I was just reading this Seeking Alpha article about Facebook and saw the attached image, where for a while “link sharing” on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest overtook search engines in terms of “share of website visits,” but in 2017 search engines once again overtook sharing. The question is, does this mean that fewer people are using those social websites, or fewer people are sharing and clicking on those links?

WAP/WML is still the way to browse the internet on a phone

Interesting discovery of the day: Even on an iPhone -- which was supposed to transform the "browsing the internet on a phone" experience -- almost all of the websites I have bookmarked and visit on a daily basis are WAP/WML websites, including WAP/WML versions of the NY Times, SJ Mercury News, Facebook, Google News, and ESPN.

How some people always seem to know about new software releases

It used to really amaze me that some people always knew immediately when there were new updates to software applications -- and this goes back to the old days when many applications weren't self-updating. I always wondered how they knew about these software updates so fast. With today's RSS feeds it's pretty easy.