I recently spent some time setting up this website to be secure (SSL), I was gonna write some documentation for myself so I don’t forget how to do it again, but instead I thought I would write a post about it, incase someone bumps into this post and it helps them.
I’m using Godaddy to host this website, Godaddy provide SSL, but they are rather expensive. £59.99/yr being the cheapest when its not on discount. So instead I used http://zerossl.com Which is easy and free if you follow the documentation and video tutorials they provide.
The only downside to using it is having to renew it every 3 months, but since its a 20 – 15 min process I don’t mind since it’s free.
After I finished the the process I kept getting an error on my website saying it wasn’t secure. The exact error was:
So I have decided to to use my page/blog to write about my stupid/brilliant ideas I have, atleast the ones I don’t care for to get stolen, and what best to idea to start with than the brilliant Sofa Bar. I’ll set the scene. You need to kill 2 hours in Central London, you have an appointment or meeting a friend and it doesn’t make sense to go home and come back, you don’t want to stay in the office and you don’t want to go to a noisy coffee shop, you ideally wish your house was really close so you could go chill and go to your appointment but it’s most likely not. I’ve found myself in that position several times and I’m sure I’m not the only one, well, here is where a Sofa Bar comes in! Imagine the atmosphere of a library, quiet and relaxed but with dozens of sofas, no uncomfortable chairs like in a coffee shop. In a Sofa Bar you would go rent a sofa for an hour or 2 and just relax, there would be signs to keep quiet and you could order refreshments from an app and the person in reception would bring them to your sofa. No food, just a cold coke maybe an orange juice, as of this moment I’m still debating whether I would serving coffee in my Sofa Bar. You of course would have ultra fast Internet and plugs everywhere, we can make it smell nice too. Good idea?
RadioLab, one of my favorite podcasts did a series about intelligence, what it is, how it became a popular concept in culture among other topics. In the latest episode, G: Relative Genius, they talked about how Einsteins brain was stolen. A fascinating story.
The reason we know what we know about Einsteins brain is because of Thomas Stoltz Harvey, the pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Albert Einstein in 1955. After conducting the autopsy on Einstein, he continued to remove his brain, put it in a large jar and preserved it in formalin. Later the family found out, got angry -with good reason, forgave Harvey and allowed him to study the brain. It’s without doubt a fascinating story. There are a couple of good YouTube videos about it but if you are really interested and have more time I recommend you listen to the Radiolab episode it goes into more detail. I’ll link to both. Radiolab Podcast Youtube Video