Sorry not much update. Still here! I’ll type a through update soon.
Wow! can’t believe its over a year since the pandemic started. Life has changed drastically since the pandemic started at the beginning of 2020. I thought life would be a lot harder. When you’re looking at it head on everything looks like its changing where we’re isolated. But when you’re looking at a different angle its a game changer.
We just need to adapt. I felt like I lost everything in my life. I recently met a friend at the beginning of July 2021. This friend allow me to live again. I don’t feel like I live in the shadow anymore. I hope I have the guts to pull myself out of this mess.
The other major changes in my life is the way I work. We have been working at 1 year and 6 months. Its been crazy! I really miss seeing my co-worker face to face. Although we see them in Teams everyday. The interaction and facial expression is different.
Over the last year I haven’t update my blog. Sorry for not updating. I guess this will be pretty long log entry.
Last 8 months I switch to a new job. I went from Department of Corrections to Washington State Department of Transportation. I really like this change. The culture change is really good. I feel more value here at work. We have a very supporting supervisor and managers. Our input in our area is valued. Its really good to see everyone working together. We barely fight or argue over duties. Everyone seem to take advice really well.
My life at home is good too. Kids are growing up really fast. We’re growing old! I’m getting out of shape! My goal this year is try to quit smoking! I picked up the smoking at age 28 and its hard to kick it! I’m going to exercise more this year too! Plan on getting 10k steps in a day at least and exercise 2 hours every week minimum!
I’ll also try to update my blog once a month at least. This website has been neglected for a year! Sorry! Anyways happy holiday from Nguyen’s family!
Its been over 4 years now since Gallery 3 has gone into Hiberniation mode. The php base application is where I host all my pictures I posted for over 10 years. I feel its no longer save to leave https://www.cardinnguyen.com/gallery3/ up and running. I will delete this module and remove all pictures. I will start using Piwigo.
As an Update:
I’m doing great. My family doing really well. We’re getting back on track. Kids are doing great in school. Kids are all getting glasses. They got my genes.
Anyways more update to come. Time to do some web host keeping.
Time has flew by so fast. Its great to see the smile on everyone else face. Its what makes me happy. I’ve been fishing, squiding, and spending time by myself to reflect on myself. I’ve said this so many times and I’m really sorry to let this journals become so empty. I just wanted to stop for sometimes to complete this hacked plan.
I’ll try my best one journal a week. =) Gotta go, time to go to work
Wow, Its been so long since I posted anything. I’m doing good in life. I’m setting down and have a good stable job. This morning I woke up and decide its about time to update my blog. I haven’t wrote much on this blog due to Vietnam trips and getting settle in. Kids are growing up and playing their own games. Talking about games I just got a message from a friend:
Its been a long time since I wrote any journals to update. I haven’t really found myself yet. Though I have a family and come home to a beautiful family but there’s that missing piece to the puzzle. Its really hard waking up every morning and lost.
Sometimes in life you had high hopes to find that one friend who you can share your daily life pressure with but in the end the misunderstanding bought life to this point. I honestly don’t know where to begin or where should I be at. I’m more of a loss soul walking with this daily mask trying to understanding why things are the way it is.
Work – I got the skills in this stable job at Washington State government job. Its very easy going.
Friendship – friendship all have their requirements. After elementary you lost your friends, after Middle school they all went separate ways. After high school we all part our own ways. After college we all congratulate each other and never to be heard. In in the work force when you find a friend to share with. In the end it was closed because of misunderstanding of one personal emotions.
Family – nothing can be more prettier then a perfect family.
Over all life been good to me. I’m just walking it alone with a mask on me to make it perfect. Just missing the soul.
I’ll try to update my journal more often I promise.
I’m getting ready to go to Vietnam to see what has change after 6 years. I’m sure I got more time to update my journal.
A Quick and short update! I migrated WHM cPanel to CentOS Web Panel. Its free and cheap! I’m not going to post much because I’m afraid I’ll have to start over if the server fail.
This is a quick update. I’ll update you guys more once we’re stable.
Gallery 3 has served me since 2004 and its about time to move on. Since 2014 Gallery 3 developers has announce they are into hibernation. For the last two years Gallery 3 has no update and patches. This has leave my site vulnerable to many issues.
I spent the last two month searching for a new simple, easy to use, and free Gallery application that could support my purpose. I came across piwigo gallery that offer great functionality. Its not easy to use as Gallery 3, but its the best one out there so far.
After switch I feel a bit safe knowing that the gallery is constantly updated by the developers. Let me know what you guys think of the new gallery.
Security Security Security!
I finally made the big leap enabling SSL on my customer websites and personal websites. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) for public. Let’s Encrypt certificates are valid for 3 months and after three months you could renew the certificate. Three months is pretty short for me therefore I would automate it using scripts (CertBot, Let’s Encrypt API )
I like the look of it so far. It is way more secure sending information from my pc to my server. Anyone visiting my website should feel a bit more secure too since communication from your PC and my server is safer then http.
SSL is very expensive to get. If you have 10+ website like me it would cost you over $1,000 a year to get SSL. I rather suck it up and not pay for the SSL. Now that SSL is free giving us a peace of mind now that its affordable.
enjoy the new security!