Google says a site has no URLs with HTTPS but, according to testing tools like Qualys SSL Labs, HTTPS is fine

Insufficient HTTPS coverage on your site: What does that mean?

History In the early 2000s, the work I did around Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I’d help clients with their search engine rankings. Back then, folks cared about all the search engines. Nowadays, there’s only one search engine people care enough to write about, Google. As Matthew Broberg so eloquently put on Twitter the other day, “Google is both the monopoly and trend setter. It’s a good target either way you look at it....

April 26, 2021 · 4 min · Chris Short

Chilling Effect of Google Manifesto

UPDATE: According to Kara Swisher at Recode, Google has fired James Damore, the author of the memo that is the topic of this article. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   On Friday, August 4, 2017, several Google employees took to Twitter to discuss a ten-page document that was circulating internally at an alarming rate....

August 6, 2017 · 4 min · Chris Short

The Demise of Google Fiber and Internet Under Dirt

If you have not heard the news, Google Fiber is no longer expanding its installation in the 10 markets they service and the head of Google Access (the Google Fiber overlord company), Craig Barratt, is stepping down. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Also in the news, was a little-publicized statement from AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, where he said, “I will be sorely disappointed if we are not going head-to-head” with cable companies by 2021....

October 30, 2016 · 3 min · Chris Short

North Carolina Veterans Oral History Interview Part 1

As part of a North Carolina State Archives initiative to obtain oral histories of veterans I volunteered to be interviewed for the North Carolina Veterans Oral History Collection. I was interviewed by Matthew Peek, Military Collection Archivist for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (later referred to as MP). The interview was well worth the time it took to coordinate and conduct it. I would encourage all North Carolina veterans to contact Matthew and provide their unique story for preservation....

August 17, 2016 · 41 min · Chris Short

Google Building New Datacenter in Lenoir, NC

Good news for the Unifour area of North Carolina (where I lived three years of my early adult life), Google is building a 210 job, $600 million dollar datacenter to help bolster its online offerings. Google Taps North Carolina for New Datacenter Site (E-Commerce Times): Google plans to build a new, US$600 million datacenter in North Carolina designed to help support its online operations, the company announced Friday. The site, to be located in the city of Lenoir, is expected to create about 210 jobs over time....

January 20, 2007 · 3 min · Chris Short