LinuxFest Northwest 2018 Prep

Preparing for not one but two talks is really a pain. I am speaking at LinuxFest Northwest 2018 twice. Both are topics I am super interested in, however being the first talks I am giving; I feel somewhat overwhelmed. It's a good thing I didn't shoot for 3.

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Cloudflare Redirect Loop

Enabling Cloudflare on my website ourbusandus.com cause an odd issue, which I didn't expect. While it seemed to work correctly on this website, tazdij.com on Our Bus & Us it was causing a redirect loop. I thought it was a configuration issue, so I rewrote my nginx server configurations 3 or 4 times. Turns out it had to do with having SSL enabled and a server redirect. Let's take a quick look into the problem and solution.

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HTTPS for Google SEO in 2018

Adding HTTPS to your website can significantly increase your position in Google SERPs. There are however some concerns when making the switch. 302, 301 Redirects, Sitemaps, Bandwidth, Server Load, and some others. Let's discuss each really quickly and let me tell you how I screwed up tazdij.com for a couple of months.

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Pascal Tutorial: Getting Started - 01

Pascal is often an overlooked or even disregarded language. I know I can't change that, but I can help you to learn and understand Pascal. Pascal is a great language to learn, and rather easy too. It reads nicely, and most of the semantics make perfect sense. I want to embark on a short journey to teach you Pascal, starting with Hello World, and ending with much more complicated application, yet to be determined. This is mainly due to the lack of my creativity.

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Does anyone want to hire a Pascal Programmer?

I started my career in Software Development, writing code in Delphi. A language extending Turbo Pascal, and one of the first successful RAD environments. Now, most software engineers under 40, have probably never heard of this Language & IDE. Why is that? I have certainly have my opinions about this but no data. Anyone who has used Delphi to develop applications will know, it had huge benefits, and potentially still does. But the real question here, is: Does anyone want to hire a Pascal Programmer? Can you continue your career, or more specifically, is there a way I can continue my career, as a Pascal Programmer?

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