It’s been rumored for a while that Chrome would start warning users about sites that weren’t encrypted. Well, now we have an actual launch version. Chrome 56, comes out in January. Starting with this version Chrome will mark sites without a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate as “not secure.” Future plans include adding a red triangle symbol as well.

via Come January Look for Extra Warnings from Chrome — Gravis Ludus

I started a new writing gig on a multi-author general interest blog this week.  In one of my first articles for it, I discuss changes coming to the Google Chrome browser in January.  Basically, if a site doesn’t have https in its address, it will be marked as “not safe.” In the article, I explain what SSL is, why regular users should care about it, and what website owners should do about the new changes.

I’ve published four articles on Gravis Ludus and have two more planned with the ideal of releasing a few a week.  I’m also publishing a personal blog on Medium where I let off steam on things that are bugging me and rebroadcast selected categories from SOH‘s news section.  With these expansions, I’m trying to tailor my writing to my audience segments.

Novel writing is continuing. Working with two people on my second book, writing the first draft of my third, and jotting down notes and ideas for the rest.