The Death of SSLForFree.com

Let’s Encrypt is, to quote its own website, “A nonprofit Certificate Authority providing TLS certificates to 200 million websites.” More importantly, Let’s Encrypt is a way of getting SSL/TLS for your website without paying money. A while back, Firefox and Chrome both started enforcing that websites needed SSL certificates. An SSL certificate, to explain it in very basic terms, encrypts the data that goes back and forth from user to website. But when I started looking for SSL certificates for my websites, I was shocked. Prices are all over the place. Anything from $7ish a year, up to about $60… [Continue Reading]

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A Ramble about the Second Generation of Bionicle

The original Bionicle saga ended in a bit of a mess. While it was all round a happy ending, with evil being defeated and the Matoran and Agori coming together to build a new society, there were a lot of loose ends. From a Toa-killing monster being set free, to the Toa having to work with the Glatorian… All the way to Lewa and company being missing and Kopaka and Pohatu being trapped in the mysterious Red Star… None of the original saga was truly finished. But rather than tie up these loose ends, we ended up getting something else.… [Continue Reading]

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How Would Corpus Kuva Liches Even Work?

As with everything in Warframe, we always get a Grineer version of a thing first, followed by a Corpus version. This has been the case for ages. For example, we got the Plains of Eidolon, which is Grineer, then later on we got Fortuna, which is Corpus. The same will happen with Railjack and, eventually, Kuva Liches. But how would Corpus Liches even work? At first, this seems like an easy question to answer. You just have randomly generated Corpus enemies, the same way you do for Grineer Liches. The process would be similar too. You have your Parazon, you… [Continue Reading]

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Is Warframe Dying? Yes, No, Maybe?

Simply put, Warframe’s most recent update, Scarlet Spear, was NOT well received. In fact, most players have somewhat disliked it! Even I, someone who tolerates a lot of things, found the update to be mostly bad. Bad enough to write a couple of unhappy articles about it. But the problems with Scarlet Spear bring another question. Is Warframe dying? Is it slowly declining? To be honest, I’m not sure. You an answer that question in a lot of ways. Is Warframe itself dying? Well, no. Not really. While things look pretty bad, especially from a normal player’s outlook, I won’t… [Continue Reading]

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Hey, Vsauce, Medic Here

I was chatting with someone the other day and they said they needed to clear out their subscriptions on Youtube. They were subscribed to SO MANY things that they didn’t watch most of them. All sorts of stuff, but mostly just video game stuff, or things related to the TV shows they watched. I shrugged and said I probably needed to do the same. After all, there are channels I don’t watch at all. There are also channels I probably watch too much of. Frankly, I can split my subscribed channels into rather predictable groups. I have quite a few… [Continue Reading]

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1920 x 1080

For most of my brief existence, I’ve not had the best monitor. I’ve had a tiny little screen and played all my games in dumb resolutions. But now I have a semi-decent computer (okay, a laptop) that has a much larger resolution. Despite, funnily enough, the laptop not being that much bigger. I can now experience the beauty that is 1920 x 1080. And blimey, it’s kinda hard to get used to. It’s all so… vast… The first thing I noticed was, funnily enough, how I had no images that fit my new massive desktop. I absolutely NEED a good… [Continue Reading]

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On Owning Pets

I’ve never really been a pet person. When I was little, I never had a pet and the only pet I knew of was Tinker, the old, derpy dog my nan used to look after. Tinker was cute and fluffy but I was little and he seemed huge and scary and I didn’t always see much of him. I actually didn’t really get a pet until I was an adult, and even then, they were someone else’s pets. I just happened to share a house with them. That being said, we’ve actually had a couple of blog posts here on… [Continue Reading]

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Things To Do In Warframe When You Don’t Have Anything To Do

Warframe is a funny game in which it’s never really sure where the end-point of gameplay is. Are you an end-game player when you’ve done all the quests? Are you done with the game once you’ve unlocked all the nodes on the star chart? Are things like Eidolon hunts and Profit-Taker deaths when you’re done with Warframe? What about mastery rank and getting every item in the game? Who knows? But despite all this, there are times where you find yourself without much to to, whether it’s in a lull between larger updates or you’ve just completed the MR28 test… [Continue Reading]

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Learning About Minecraft Bedrock Edition

I have played Minecraft on and off since 2010, back when Minecraft was in Alpha and brother convinced me to buy it and play it. Back then, there was no hunger meter, there were no beds and there were far, far fewer types of biomes and hostile mobs, while friendly mobs spawned all the time, mainly because you couldn’t breed them. Breeding didn’t come out until the far end of Minecraft Beta and, when I started playing, Skeletons finally actually held Bows to fire arrows with and the Nether had literally just been released. And when I say the Nether… [Continue Reading]

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A Thousand Words A Day

Keeping the Daily SPUF going with an article a day every single day might have seemed pretty easy back in 2013-2015 when the Steam User Forums were busy and filled with actual people, back when there were more people with opinions who wanted to make those opinions known. While not everyone was a fan of the article format, there was enough traffic for me to be able to schedule weeks’ worth of articles. Zoom forward today and it’s been a pretty desperate struggle just to make sure to have 3 days of articles scheduled in advance. While the Daily SPUF… [Continue Reading]

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