Let’s Encrypt

The further into the future that we get, the less SSL certificates are being considered a luxury, and the more they are being considered a necessity. If you’re involved in a project that resolves around sensitive information, but have a small budget, now is the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for. There’s a site out there working to make your life easier.

letsencrypt.org is a project to create free SSL certificates, rather than charing for them. In just under a week, the site will go live. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and I wish all the best to this project!

A New App, A New Name

Most of the time, Radartech is just myself, Andrew Murray. However, for some projects, other people are also interested in helping the software succeed. Lantern has a small team of beta testers. The CarrierPigeon logo was contributed by another person. And some time ago, I decided to venture into the world of paid iOS apps.

Luke Murray, my brother, was also interested in this, and so, joining forces, Andrew & Luke Murray have now released QuickCam, an app that aims to let you take photos or videos as simply as possible, and CarrierPigeon also now released under the new name.

We will wait and see how well this fares, but I definitely feel like it’s been a journey just getting to this point.

Time To Shine The Light

And that is just the first of many light-related puns to follow.

So for the last few months, I’ve been working on finishing up Lantern, the display application that tries to make changing screen content as simple as you’d think it is. And while I can now say that I doubt I’ll ever stop working on Lantern, I can say that it’s time to start the Beta Program. It’s by far the most exciting project on here at the moment, and I’m looking forward to all that happens there!

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Iccoreis Site Now Live

The new Iccoreis site is now ready and open for business.

It’s been months in the planning, but it’s finally here. Our hope is that this will better allow people to be informed of the work that they are doing, and the way that they are helping reaching children for Christ.

Offering to Help

The other day, I visited a site that I frequent, and perhaps for the first time, I realised that it was in a state of some disrepair. I didn’t know the creator of the site personally, but I had some familiarity with his online persona, and I thought that I would try something out.

Since the site was static, I downloaded all of the code and resources, and set about correcting some of the problems. Not satisfied with that though, I also turned it responsive. Happy with the result, I e-mailed the results off to this person, in case they wanted to use it, as a random act of kindness, no credit required.

I’ve thought about this for a while with other sites. There are people whose work I admire, but who for whatever reason, aren’t able to maintain their online presence. Maybe this is the first in a trend, maybe not.

I’ve not heard back yet, so perhaps my e-mail was simply flagged as junk. In some ways, I could understand that. E-mail from someone that you don’t know with an attachment. Perhaps spam filters just don’t expect altruism?