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a Five Card Flickr story by cogdog created Dec 22 2021, 07:31:48 pm. Create a new one!

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Five Card Flicks has been around on the web for a long time, the pipes and wiring are old. I am surprised it still works, more than that- that i check in here and see people are still using this.

But like on flickr, sometimes it tosses a "Bad Panda", and I was stuck a bit that it seemed not to be updating it's servers SSL certificate. There are so many little tiny bits that work behind the scene, they look the same.

I pried off the lid of the cpanel, looked around. It was supposed to auto update, but it did not. I tried re-issuing a new certificate via Lets Encrypt but got weird IP addresses not found.

And so I are ready to admit techno defeat and submit a support disk, but checked one more think and found it! A missing DNS A record for, added that, issues a new certificate and it looked good.

Except. It was showing warnings although the certificate was good. Finally a check in Firefox indicated it was serving mixed content, and sure enough, the images from flickr were being lit up as http, a few fixes to the code, and we are looking alive, healthy, and pretty again.

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