Sep 21

A Month of Worries, a Month of Thoughts

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.


-Cardin Nguyen

Jul 21

cPanel to CentOS WebPanel

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.

Dec 05

Gallery 3 Hibernation Moving On

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.

Nov 23

Why switch to SSL??

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!

Nov 21

CentOS Web Panel replace cPanel WHM

Lately I have been sitting on the verge of switching away from cPanel yearly increase in their prices. Every company tend to increase their price over time once they begin to profit and due to inflation they increase their price. I came across CentOS Web Panel, a perfect candidate to replace cPanel WHM.

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CentOS Web Panel (CentOSWP) is becoming very stable after my one week testing. I have switched 20 production website so far. So far no issues what so ever.

After one year testing I’ll switch the remaining websites over to a monthly FREE control panel to replace cPanel. I’m taking the risk of no technical support. I believe I’m Linux savvy to handy majority of the issues that I will come across.

I’ve began to settle my life down with a stable job, a home to call home, and a family to smile at. I’ll begin to write journals and reviews more often.

Oct 30

A New Home

Lately I’ve been very busy organizing my home. I bought a house in September 2016 and now working on organizing things out. Things are coming together.

sorry no more updates. Just quick update to let my friends know I’m still alive.

Jun 21

The stress

Coping with stress is a really hard thing. It’s how you go with the ride and adapt to it. I find that stress at work is more than at home. At home the stress has a feeling to it that’s unbearable.



Stress làm  mình mệt lam. Stress ở nhà đâu rát nhiều.  Uống nuoc cho nhiều de co sức ma lam việc ở sở. Bây giờ moi biết …… thương vợ vô điều kiện, minh không phải mình cần sex. Tiền làm ra dược, tuổi vui vẽ cua con sẻ mất.




Cardin mà chết sớm con bao hiem nhan tho….ước mơ mình khong phải đi lam mà đau tim….

Jun 20

Việt Kiều

Việt Kiều  la mot chu Cardin khong hieu den bay gio. Khong ai thuong minh that tinh dau. Tim mot Trai tim ma thuong minh that tinh kho lam. Buon oi la buon….Chet may chua Cardin.

Its been a tough ride. There are lots of crazy things at work. I have to handle the craziness at work. The work isn’t hard but politics are really hard to deal with. I’m working hard to over come it everyday. Then coming home with family issues.

Ahhh, how can I balance this? any advice?

May 17

Safe and Sound

Just a quick update. I’ve been busy with my new position and kids. I haven’t written any journal lately, but life is doing good. Lots of complication with a pal and afraid to be forgotten scares me.

thats about it. I’ll update further once I get my life settle down.


Feb 20

State of Washington Department of Correction

Recently I took a new job at DOC on Feb 16, 2016. So far its been good experience. A lot of new things to learn from environment and new faces. Its a whole new culture over here. We need agile so information are flowing between the groups.

Its a bit frustrated but I’m not giving up. I’m going to keep trying.

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