Well, I’m making progress on getting content moved into the new system. The old site had roughly 300 articles and 300 short news items. I’ve started with the news items and am now back to 2010. It feels like some sort of time warp, as I relive some of my past experiences in reverse.
As soon as I get the news items loaded all the way back to 2006, I’ll start on the articles. They’ll take a bit more work. So, yeah, it’s an ongoing process.
Then, later, I’ll start on the subsidiary pages…the Gallery, Portfolio, list of Presentations, etc.
Yes, KeenerTech.com is still owned by David Keener, the technical architect, cybersecurity expert, conference runner and public speaker.
For various technical reasons beyond my control, the old Rails-based site became non-operational when my hosting plan was migrated from CENTOS 5 to CENTOS 7.
I decided this was as good a time as any to move it to WordPress 4.8. All of the old content will be coming back to the site as I have time. That amounts to about 600 blog posts and accompanying graphics, so that’s going to take a while.
I just conducted an educational session on git for software developers and system engineers at General Dynamics Mission Systems. The slides will be published online in the next few weeks.
I was invited to participate in the Programming track at Balticon 2017. I may even be conducting one of my workshops there, although details are still up in the air.
Note: I did end up running a workshop called: “Is Your Setting Strong Enough to Support a Series?”
I just ran a workshop, “Bringing Settings to Life,” for the Loudoun County SF and Fantasy Writers group.
I was the Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on July 23, 2016. Held at the Verizon headquarters in Ashburn, VA.
It’s basically a half-day, five-track training session for about a hundred people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.
I was Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on June 25, 2016. Held at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA.
It amounts to a half-day, five-track training event for about a hundred and twenty people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.
I worked with Chiharu Bullock to run a four-week, four-session course on public speaking for a group of 11 – 15 year-old kids. The course was organized in conjunction with Toastmasters and Union Tae Kwan Do in South Riding, VA.
A few bad links and issues have crept into the web site, so I’m doing some winter maintenance. Should be mostly transparent to site readers.
My web site recently started periodically interrupting navigation by redirecting users to advertising pages hosted by Go.goadvs.com. Needless to say, I was not pleased.
Go.goadvs.com is a notorious example of the “advertising spam” category of malware. Generally, it infects people’s browsers by installing its own browser extension.
However, in this particular case, I traced it to the SiteMeter widget that I’ve been using since 2010. It’s clearly been compromised in some way, so I’ve removed it from the web site.