Several weeks ago, I switched The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser from using HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). This switch was necessitated by Google’s plan to warn internet users when they are accessing an insecure (non-HTTPS) site. Doing so makes readers think that this site is insecure and unsafe to access. This is, of course, patently untrue. That said, it is in the long-term best interest of this site to use HTTPS.
Making this switch has one unfortunate complication. People using ancient browsers — say IE6 or Safari 5 — that don’t support modern encryption protocols will no longer be able to read this site. There’s nothing I can do about this. I encourage readers using unsupported browsers to update their browsers or switch to one that supports the latest encryption and security protocols.