I’ve finally gotten around to enabling SSL/TLS on this website. For now I’ve simply used a StartSSL free certificate which will expire in one year. I’m still testing things out for now but the goal is to keep the site 100% secure from now on.
In the world of computers interoperability is key. If I send you an e-mail from my machine I should hope that you’re e-mail client would be able to read it. This is why we have standards. Standards are a good thing. They allow people to focus on improving performance and driving down costs instead of splintering user base and polluting the world with… less than elegant designs. But what if relying on a single standard is not the correct way to do things either?