I have a few gift cards / store cards that I use at some stores, simply for the free rewards – A free drink every now and again, 10% off, etc. One store I used to frequent for my caffeine fix switched from a magnetic stripe card to an app-only system, for mobile phones.
As many of you know, I’m a moderator on Freelancing.SE, and I’ve seen a lot of the troubles other users go through. I also constantly read ClientsFromHell‘s blog, containing many more stories of people just not “getting it” with their designers/developers/other contractors.
I have my full time job, and I have my side job. My side job has been slowly building up, based on the knowledge of the last time I started on my own, experience dealing with people in the workplace, and knowing what not to do from these two simple sites. My knowledge keeps building, and I’d like to talk now about Development Servers.
Well, as some of you know, I use Cloudflare for making sure my server doesn’t get consistently hit via IP. It filters out some known spammers, and keeps my site running smoother than I could on my own, given my very limited financial resources. As well, we know I love security when possible…
Well, I got good news, annoying news, then great news for this post! The good news is that the strike at my work may be over soon! YAY! The annoying news is that the staff systems haven’t been turned on for 4 months to do updates! WAH! The great news is that I can tell all the Windows systems to install their updates, without needing a WSUS server!