Nginx Tap moves to Homebrew Organization

The community tap I created for custom Nginx modules within Homebrew just got accepted into the official Homebrew organization. This is huge news for the project as it means there should be way more usage and contributions thanks to the extra exposure. This is also a good time to share a couple of unannounced updates I added in the last couple of weeks.

SSL All The Things

Lately there has been a lot of buzz around security when using web services. Everyone seems to be very paranoid all of a sudden and encryption is the answer to everything internet based. I wouldn't say I'm too overly paranoid, but I took this opportunity to add some extra security to my personal website. This post will cover the things I learned along the way through my research and also explain how quick and easy it can be to add SSL Encryption to your website.

Homebrew Nginx Tap

I've recently been working on an Nginx Tap for Mac OS X Homebrew and now I think it's time to share with the world. Originally I created a pull request on the original repo but due to the custom nature of the modules I needed it was reccomended that I create a tap and maintain my own repository (tap). The main goal behind the tap is to create a version of Nginx with as many modules as possible so people can create fully custom builds very easily.

Using Cloudflare Page Rules

Today, I decided to explore Cloudflare features in a bit more depth. I currently manage quite a few applications, both personal and business related on the platform. One feature which I'd never really looked into before was Page Rules. I'd read about them, but never actually applied them to any sites. Due to how much of an affect it actually had by applying a few rules, I feel like I should spread the word for anyone who isn't aware of what they are and how amazing they can be when used correctly.

Sublime Text 2 Snippets

The other day I stumbled across an amazing feature of Sublime Text 2 that doesn't require a plugin to work, yet somehow after 1 year of using the software I hadn't come across it. If you ever find yourself rewriting huge code blocks such as configs, or copying/pasting lots of text and replacing certain parts for folder names for example then Snippets are the perfect tool! This is a short post to share awareness of this awesome feature.