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Note to self: After installing Python 3.6 on your Mac, run /Applications/Python 3.6/Install Certificates.command so your SLL connections don’t fail. The error you might get, when this is the case, is:

Python 3.6 no longer links to the macOS-supplied SSL libraries and now includes its own copy of OpenSSL, but it doesn’t automatically install […]

A snippet of the macOS Server documentation about web apps

Visualize this outcome: site1.example.com -> my single public IP -> Port forwarding 80 and 443 to LAN 192.168.1.10, a Mac mini running Apple macOS Server 5.3 on macOS 10.12 Sierra. site2.example.com -> my single public IP -> LAN 192.168.1.10 -> reverse proxy? -> :80 and :443 on LAN 192.168.1.15, another Mac mini running GitLab CE […]

I have had a hell of a time finding a way to install a Let’s Encrypt certificate on macOS Server the Right Way™, due to how Server customizes the Apache config in weird and annoying ways. For the moment, I am going to use this way to “trick” certbot into issuing the cert to a […]

I’ve moved this article to my new “maker” blog at Vixen Labs. Go read it there!

Last night, we elected a new President of the United States. It is not who we hoped for.

A few months ago, I was drawing in Adobe Illustrator for an animation we were producing, and I was having trouble with my laptop bogging down and becoming completely unresponsive when Illustrator threw up its hands at copying or pasting the hundreds of tiny switches and buttons I had drawn on a retro-style computer bank. […]

I’m testing out django CMS for a small personal site, bobtiki.me, and installing it on my WebFaction hosted server. I’m writing down the steps, so you don’t have to! (And by “you,” I mean “future Mark who has forgotten these steps.”) I’ve had a great experience with WebFaction — they’re both inexpensive and reliable. If […]