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How to host a static website on Amazon’s AWS with SSL using S3, Certificate Manager, CloudFront, and Route53

So you have a static website and need to host it somewhere, there are many places to host your site but since you also want your site to have a security certificate, and you want all of this at a reasonable price, your options are limited. Last year, I tried Azure Storage to host a static website, but at the time, the options to get and apply a security certificate to a site hosted on Azure storage was complicated, it was very confusing. This time I decided to give AWS a try, and it turns out, hosting a static website…

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How to consume books while hiking, driving, or washing dishes. Hint: Audiobooks.

The thing is, as much as I enjoy reading paper books and also books in my kindle, it’s nearly impossible and highly irresponsible to do it while walking, washing dishes, or driving, it really isn’t safe. Now, I’ve known about Audible for a while, but for some reason, just never tried it until recently. However, listening to podcasts while driving, running, hiking, washing dishes, etc. it’s something I’ve been doing for a while now. Listening to audio while doing other physical or very repetitive activities is not only possible but enjoyable, and yes, I really do wash dishes just so…

Failed to authenticate HTTPS connection. Conflicting certificates for localhost when using Visual Studio for Mac

Lately, I have been trying Visual Studio for Mac as this version of Visual Studio has evolved significantly. However, something I noticed is that since I don’t use it often, the local SSL certificates created by dotnet in the Mac get a bit screwy. There is a possibility that you might end up with a conflicting certificate for localhost from creating or setting up applications in the past. If you work with the Mac version of Visual Studio, and you ever get the following error, run the commands at the bottom to clean up the existing certificates for localhost and create new…

How to Monetize your Blog with Google AdSense

How to monetize your blog? When you’ve had a blog for a while with plenty of content and visitors, one of the options you have it to monetize it is displaying ads. You care about your site and your content, and you should care about the ads you choose to show in your website. Google AdSense offers relevant ads and it gives you control over the look and the position of these ads. In this article, we’ll show you how to use AdSense to monetize your blog.

How to remove the date from your WordPress blog posts

In this blog post, I will show you how to remove the date from your WordPress blog posts without losing traffic. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there, it is widely used not just for blogs but also for full featured websites by professionals and businesses. One of the reasons of its popularity is that you can get a simple blog started within minutes. There are a multitude of free plugins and themes available to you to help you create and launch your blog in a short amount of time. One of the most common mistakes people new…