Today I decided to take a few minutes and try to throw up some wildcard and SAN SSL certs to get SSL on all of my servers. This site and another site on the same server (but served by another IP address) both have free "class 1" certs from StartSSL.com. In order to get the more advanced certs, I need to up my validation level and get "class 2" service.
A few days ago I wrote a bit about VirtualBox 4.3 NAT Networks. Then, looking for something else, I stumbled upon a related question regarding VirtualBox Host-only networks, and allowing different host-only networks to see each other. The general and short answer is "no, they can't."
The longer and better answer is "yes, they can!"
I use VirtualBox as a virtual machine host on many systems, usually so I can fire up a differently configured environment for testing software as I develop it. In December 2013 a new version, v4.3, was released, and among its few new features is a networking mode called "NAT Network."
I started a 3-to-6-month gig in February of 2011. I finished it yesterday. Just a couple months shy of three years later.
More as an experiment than anything, I decided to play with CyanogenMod on my old Galaxy Nexus phone.
It's a small server, but it's the one I have. An old, used-to-be desktop turned web and database (and mail and file...) server. At the time, its couple of cores and PCIe video slot gave me plenty of gaming rig, and its 4GB of RAM seemed generous.
For those of us who don't use Windows, and like an easy to maintain Linux distribution (I'll leave it to each individual to choose what their favorite is, but this is an easy one to use and maintain), the semi-annual release of Ubuntu is here today! Get yours at http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop or http://www.ubuntu.com/server depending on your needs.