Google’s Chrome 39 Sunsetting SHA-1

Google has announced that they are sunsetting SHA-1 (as used in certificate signatures for HTTPS) with Chrome 39 in November 2014. SHA-1 root certificates are not affected by this plan.

Most providers are offering free upgrades to SHA-2 certificates so be sure to contact yours to see if you qualify.

More info can be found on Google’s security blog.

Panda – A Beautiful Design Aggregator

So this is awesome…


The must have app for designers. Comfortably browse Designer News, Dribbble, Behance, Hacker News and others all in one place. Never miss anything, again.

You can use it as either a web app or install the Chrome extension, but be warned, if you install the extension it takes over your new browser tab and you are guaranteed to get sucked into some amazing design content every time you ⌘-T.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Chrome and Java

UPDATE: As of version 39, Chrome is now 64-bit! You can now simply download the latest version of Java and install. No more having to re-enable older versions of Java.

After upgrading to Mavericks I noticed that Java was no longer present on my system. Java-based applications such as PyCharm would no longer run and browser-based applets would display a plugin missing error in both Safari and Chrome. To get up and running again, two installs needed to happen.

First was the runtime. You can download Java for OS X 2013-005 directly or the OS will automatically download and install it if you launch a Java-based application such as PyCharm.

Once installed, $ java -version returns 1.6.0_65:

The second step was to install Java 7 from Oracle. Unfortunately this version of Java is only compatible with 64-bit browsers such as Safari. To use Chrome (still 32-bit), you must then disable Java 7 and re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 web plug-in by following these simple steps.