Site Changes

I’ve been making some changes around the site.  The two biggest are my name changes and the switch to https.  The switch to secure just makes sense, given all of the current news.  Google searches also now prioritize secure sites over non secure.

However, with my switch to secure, I wanted to make sure that all old links worked.  So I’ve added a rewrite rule in my .htaccess file

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L]

</IfModule>

What this does is simple – if you visit via http, it immediately redirects you to the https version of that url.

The other change is the branding.  This really only relates to having an extra domain name pointing to the same pages.  I’m a little uncomfortable giving any personal details out over the internet, but, I think this will change over time.  There will be a bigger change as well in the near future, but, this will deserve its own post.  The new domain name was step 1 of the bigger post.  Ch-ch-ch-changes.