Send and receive email for your domain with Postmark and Amazon’s SES, S3, and Lambda services

A long, long, long time ago, sending email via your website was really horrible. Alongside the static HTML powering your Guestbook, you had some copy/pasted CGI script your ISP somehow allowed you to use that probably didn’t work, but oh crap it started working I hope it doesn’t break now. A long, long time ago, … Continue reading Send and receive email for your domain with Postmark and Amazon’s SES, S3, and Lambda services

How we’re using the WP REST API at Washington State University

As I write this, we have the WP REST API enabled for 1083 sites across 54 networks on our single installation of WordPress at Washington State University. It’s probably worth noting that this only counts as one active installation in the WordPress.org repository stats. 🙁 It’s definitely worth noting how we use it! 🙂 Our … Continue reading How we’re using the WP REST API at Washington State University

Managing SSL certificates and HTTPS configuration at scale

Our multi-network multisite WordPress installation at WSU has 1022 sites spread across 342 unique domain names. We have 481 SSL certificates on the server to help secure the traffic to and from these domains. And we have 1039 unique server blocks in our nginx configuration to help route that traffic. Configuring a site for HTTPS is … Continue reading Managing SSL certificates and HTTPS configuration at scale

David Bowie

I have so many good memories around David Bowie. My second band, Cycle Pinsetter, was obsessed. We ate up everything Bowie. Covering at least Ziggy Stardust, Rebel Rebel, Andy Warhol, and Queen Bitch—and playing them over and over and over again. The recordings that I have will always be fun to revisit. The music. He was … Continue reading David Bowie

Email to Slack bot idea

It would be fun to have a Slack bot that could be copied late into a long email thread of reply-alls. It would create a channel or join an existing one, parse the thread into a conversation with messages applied to people in the conversation, and then reply-all to the email thread with a link … Continue reading Email to Slack bot idea