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Gonna Get You Sucka

So my 3rd grade daughter writes a note at the beginning of the year (last year). It says "I am coming to get you," and it's just a joke note as a group of the kids are doing this. They're young, 2nd graders, and they do dumb things. Zero tolerance is the policy at the school so she has to write an apology and go visit the principal's office and I had to pick her up from school. She's scared and crying. Another kid also writes a note, a boy, and he gets the third degree too. I looked at her cohort and he was mortified. He was 8.

Today, Alfonso Nevarez a Democrat legislator from Texas [1] makes a similar verbal claim that he is going to "get you" to a fellow legislator. What happens? He gets on CNN and denies it [2].

Apparently we hold our grade school children to a higher standard of behavior? Maybe the standards of behavior are lower in Texas. I won't speak for Texans, but if he were a California rep we'd be asking for his removal.

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TLS 1.2 and PCI

As you may know, the payment card industry is moving quickly to adopt TLS 1.2 and get rid of less secure protocols.[1] To this end, Authorizet.Net has turned off TLS.1.2 on its sandbox environment as of April 30, 2017. [2]

The curious part about this change is how it impacts the developer world. We have some older projects built using VS2010 (msbuild) and old web deploy projects. Up until April 30, we could build those with .NET 4 and VS2010. So we happily and blindly did that, until May 1.

Starting May 1 we started to see those pesky communication disconnection errors. Darn, what is that? Well, that's the TLS 1.2 requirement in sandbox. So we apply the fix and discover that .NET 4 does not have the TLS 1.2 enum SecurityProtocolType. Well, double bummer.

When we move on to .NET 4.5.1 to get that SecurityProtocolType.Tls12 we discover that we can no longer use VS2010 msbuild. Why? Because that old VisualStudios can't build .NET 4.5.1. [3] How fun is that?

With one change from a…