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Site Now With HTTP/2

I've just upgraded to HTTP/2 for this website — not that you'll notice particularly. There's probably some speed improvements, but this is intentionally a website lite, so these will be small.

Test it (or any other website for that matter) by using nghttp client.

~$ nghttp -vn https://www.mgn.org.uk/
You can find appropriate nghttp packages for Debian and for Ubuntu. Other distributions are available.

Once More With Added SSL!

Let's Encrypt™ LogoFollowing an abortive attempt back in to serve this site using SSL, this website is now using encryption once more.

This time the certificate comes from Let's Encrypt™ and a big thanks to them.

Amazon™ gift voucher

Recently I sent, via e‐mail, two Amazon™ vouchers as birthday presents to friends. They both had Hotmail™ accounts.

Irritated by their apparent ingratitude, I enquired as to whether they had received my generous gift. They did indeed get the e‐mails and both eventually found them in their Junk folders.

Whatever you do then, you must always check your Junk/spam folder for non‐spam messages — you could even be losing actual money by not doing so.

Never Subscribe to Bulk Mail — Do You Need Another Reason?

A good reason if there ever was one — how your details can propagate across the internet without your knowledge or explicit permission. I don't tolerate or subscribe to marketing garbage, but I got this anyway …

Now With Added SSL!

Following Google's announcement¹ aimed at encouraging the world to adopt SSL, this website is now served with encryption. This blog has now been merged with www.mgn.org.uk rather than being served under its own sub-domain.