Wary


Wary, originally uploaded by Ezra F.

He or she very carefully sat still and watched me take pictures. Later, I touched the back of the shell to cause a hiss and retreat back into the shell.

This is my new favorite.

UPDATE: Same Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina) as in Fear or alt. He or she very carefully sat still and watched me take pictures. Taken at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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Firefox 3 and SSL Certificates

Apparently LinkedIn.com let their SSL certificate expire this morning. Assuming they really let it expire, this is a big oops. Hopefully, someone in their Production Operations Group has been alerted to the problem and is working on getting a new one.

The screenshot is from Firefox 3. In the old days, Firefox or Netscape used a frustrating pop-up for the user to choose how to handle security certificates which were not properly signed or expired. My first time, it took three readings to make sure I was doing the right thing. Even on my hundredth time, I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing.

It’s a new day, I guess. Now, a page similar to the handling of HTTP error codes is shown. Useful facts? Good. Plain language? Excellent.