Daily Archives: February 17, 2019

‘SSL Scanner’ At ‘SSLTools.com’, Nifty Way To Check That Your Website Is 100% Secure.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Link to ‘SSL Scanner’: http://ssltools.com


I was told about this tool, i.e., SSL Scanner, by wordpress.com support.

Google Chrome was claiming that this blog (the one you are reading) was not 100% secure. That confused me since I use SSL certificates and am 100% legit. The support person said I had ONE insecure link on the blog! Holy Smokes. It was my link to the so called ‘Flag Counter‘ — i.e., the widget that showed the number of hits I get from various countries. I checked. Yes, ‘they’ were right. NOT a secure ‘https:’ link. Hence the warning. I removed the ‘Flag Counter’. It was an OLD version. The new version is FINE. I just haven’t god around to using it.

BINGO. Immediately Chrome started showing the full PADLOCK. Have a look at the top. This blog is 100% secure, 100% safe. There is THE PADLOCK.

So, I wanted to share this with you. Handy took. Works well and works FAST.



Now the ULTIMATE irony. The SSLtools Website is NOT secure. It is possible that they have to be like that in order that they can serve the largest audience. Just found it amusing.

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‘Free File Fillable Forms’ For 2018 Federal Tax Returns (With Latest Forms) Now Available At IRS.gov.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the ‘FFFF’ gateway … you have to register.


Yes! YeS! YES!

I just love ‘Free File Fillable Forms‘ — from the IRS, available to ALL, for FREE.

I have been using it, with GREAT SUCCESS, for the last 7 years (if not more). It works like a treat and every year they refine it a bit more to make it even better.

Yes, the 2018 ‘tax reform’ has messed things up and complicated matters BUT you can still get around. I just started today. Looks good. I am happy. Enjoy/

Helps if you have a printed set of IRS ‘1040’ instructions handy.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — February 17, 2019, Boston For Chinese New Year.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

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dragon dance Boston Chinatown Anura Guruge Sony a7 II


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 17, 2019, Boston Chinatown Chinese New Year.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Boston China Pearl dragon dance 2019 Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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