Moving to WordPress.com

For years I’ve hosted WordPress somewhere, most recently in Azure using Project Nami so that I could store all the posts in SQL Azure. It’s been a good learning experience. It takes some effort to set up, but once done it’s fairly painless, you can even have security updates applied automatically. The variety and power […]

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Moving to Open Live Writer

I’ve used Windows Live Writer for almost as long as I’ve been blogging (mid 2007 or so). It’s worked well enough and I’ve liked having an offline editor. It moved to open source after years of stagnating (though it still worked well enough!) and I’ve finally moved to that version (at the same time I’m […]

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Requiring SSL for WordPress

Last week I wrote about adding an SSL cert to this blog. That left me the remaining task of figuring out how to force SSL for all connections. Azure doesn’t have a checkbox for this; the options are to make a change to the WordPress config, try a plug-in (a variation of changing the config), […]

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Adding SSL to SQLAndy.com

I’ve had this task on the list for a while. I wanted to do a refresh on the basics of SSL and certs, plus I’m in favor of using SSL everywhere, even personal blogs.  I ended up using The complete guide to loading a free SSL certificate into an Azure website by Troy Hunt as […]

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Sorkin On Writing

I saw this write up about Aaron Sorkin and the writing on Newsroom just after posting Blogging-Write More and found the part about meeting a weekly deadline for a series interesting – hugely paraphrased he says that you have to write it and let it go, there just isn’t time for perfection. If you think […]

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