A word about security

Hi everyone,

We’ve been running this website since April 2017 without any kind of incomes being generated. This is not gonna change. But here’s what we believe our visitors should be aware.

1- The website is has secure as it can get. Just make sure that you are really at https://interprog.com/ and that you have the EV SSL displayed. Depending on the device or browser but it’s usually a green padlock. On the Edge browser it shows that we really are what we’re supposed to be.

Differences between no SSL, regular SSL and EV SSL are pretty simples.

No SSL

Connection isn’t secure at all. Anyone that can “see” the data between you and the website can know what you’re doing, steal your password, know what you do, whatever you write, everything. This is still fine for a generic site where you just read information.

Regular SSL

This is now pretty much the only thing we see everywhere, that’s good. The industry put a lot of pressure to every website owner to install proper SSL certificates. That means that the connection between you and the server is safe. That doens’t mean that the site doesn’t do something bad with your information. It’s really easy for anyone to get a regular SSL certificate so don’t simply feel safe because you see a little padlock.

EV SSL

Just like we have here. This is just like the regular SSL one BUT to obtain this there’s a lot of validation. We have to prove who we are, where we are, that we are qualified to manage a the domain name, etc. This is basically proving that not only the connection is secure but that you are totally connected to the site you think you are and the company behind it is the company you are expecting to see. Here’s it’s Interprog. The certificate will show Interprog Inc. soon enough.

For those who are a bit suspicious there’s tools to analyse this such as this one:

https://sslanalyzer.comodoca.com/?url=interprog.com

You can also see who’s behing a webiste. Depending on the top level domain ( .com, .ca, .org ) you’ll get different information. More often than not people are hiding their identity.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=interprog.com

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=interprog.org

For .CA : https://whois.cira.ca/public you can try interprog.ca

2- Since the beginning there’s quite a few people who registered an account on here. We’re not using the email and in fact the “lost password” feature is currently broken because we can’t send any email. That will probably change at some point as we will gradually implement some serious services in here and our users emails will be used for important communication.

3- For now we’re still using this server/website as a test platform for various project. You may soon see some Microsoft publicity for example as we are now partners with them and therefore we are allowed to promote, sell and support their products.

4- Right now we’ve just installed a temporary feature simply to test how it behave. Simply by being on the website and browsing you are currently “mining” some cryptocurrency. It looks pretty energy efficient, probably less than a bunch of publicity everywhere actually. We don’t expect any kind of income with this but whatever is generated will be given back to our users with some promotion.

Here’s how much interprog.com earned so far : https://api.jsecoin.com/

You can also do it for yourself by registering on their website.

https://platform.jsecoin.com/?lander=1&utm_source=referral&utm_campaign=aff47862&utm_content=

Please let us know if you think it’s actually slowing down your computer or if it have any other side effect.

If you mine some of your own and you don’t know that to do with the “coin” you can send them to us at support@interprog.com

They are supposed to be worth 1$ each at some point but that remains to be seen.

Jacques Langlois

Interprog Inc.

 

Translation analytics….to prove that truth behind the theory

A few months ago a friend reached me and said something that sounded like : “Veux-tu ben écrire en Français criss”….which ‘roughly’ translate to “Would you be kind enough to write in French please”. ‘Roughly’ leaning more on the rough side of the definition here. Translation analytics came to mind immediately.

It’s not much better today but at the time the site had like 2 articles and the very second one was especially written to  deal with this awkward situation.

The language dilemma

Most probably noticed already, I’m not a native English speaker, far from it. But writting in English is barely more brain work than in French and I figured that almost all my friends and therefore audience at least understand basic English but the opposite isn’t true at all, I do have quite a few friends which also have English as their second language but German as their first !!

The reflexion

Still, despite all the noise on FB and Linkedin, I could see that a decent amount of people was coming to see that almost empty website out of curiosity. Well, the first comment, even if it was a negative critics, it’s good !! For such a time commitment it was very much welcome to say the least. So I thanked the guy, which is also responsible for the business fondation in year 2000 because HE believed in my young hands enough to give me a programing contract back then. I briefly explained that the website he’s looking was a tiny tip of iceberg of work and money required to simply have it showing at the http://interprog.com/ url. Yeah yeah, now it required https….but you can click anyway. The missing S will be forced into your throat very smoothly, for your own goods obviously.

And then came the work toward that goal

But still, yeah I had a post listing about 8 things that we wanted to do short term with the website and one of them was translation. Roughly 3-4 points is done but translation isn’t as easy as it looks. Mostly because we don’t want to mess up completely the search engines algorithms and it’s very time consuming to do properly.

Translation analytics to justify the cash and time commitment

Orginally that little small talk with my friend was a bit like just guessing numbers about the visitors. There was a few, didn’t know much more about it. Probably just word of mouth and people that hearing myself talking about it on FB and Linkedin. So just like a good business intelligence specialist would do, I made sure to have all kind of analytics available to me ( Google, Bing, Facebook, Linkedin ) and I decided to do commit a bit of marketing money on a very targeted narrow audience on our Facebook page. Now I won’t add a little “follow us” graphic here but if you didn’t already then you should. That will save 1.08$ to your favorite startup business !! Not bad for a single click !! Linkedin is even better, probably a 20$ click there. And there’s Google and now Youtube…Jesus.

Translation analytics

With that small investment in marketing, a lot of work on improving the Google/Bing ranking, getting the SSL EV certification, optimizing the SEO among other things. We now have a bit of a sample of data to analyse.

As expected, since the audience come from Facebook which allow to target precisely who will be our visitors. It was pretty much the average metrics we can expect from the western part of the Quebec region.

Early translation analytics
Early translation analytics

 

Early analytics about origin of our trafic
Early analytics about origin of our trafic

As you can see yourself with the translation analytics. The audience may be coming from around here in Quebec, Canada. Most of it prefer an English website.

But regardless, we still want our neighbors business and we’re working on it. WMPL was purchased and installed now and we’re working on translating everything in here. It will show up soon enough !!

Have a nice day my friends ! // Bonne journée mes amis !

Sincèrement,

Jacques Langlois

Fast and furious typewriter, Interprog

 

Taking care of business !!

As promised, this company and this website is no joke. The provincial “individual enterprise” will become a country-wide corporation named :

Interprog inc.

That pretty much complete the process of actually launch some reals projects. Interprog can now grow as much as we want without being stopped by anything like the business structure.

To make accounting easier the actual Interprog entity should cease their operation at the end of 2017, Interprog inc. won’t do anything in 2017.

At the beginning of 2018 Interprog inc. will get ownership of everything which was built/acquired by Interprog.

Rough roadmap for Interprog Inc. has already begun. Quite a few things will need to be done in parallel. A website design will be drawn soon. A website will be programmed. Hardware infrastructure will be improved. A lot of paperwork and accounting needs to be done.

It will go as fast as possible but we’re limited by my own availability as a lot of stuff needs to be done by myself and I’m working out of the office for 10 hours / day for a 1 year contract. Cashflow will also slow down the project since we’re basically using what left from the income from the analyst-programmer contract to pay for everything needed for the project, designer labor, front-end programmer, hardware, licences, marketing, etc.

That being said…everything is pretty much planned already. Designer and front-end programmer are found. The first full time employee as well.

Stay tuned  !!

Jacques Langlois
Owner, Interprog, Canada
Soon to be, Director of the board and majority shareholder of Interprog inc.

 

 

Better safe than sorry

Hi everyone,

I know I know….there’s nothing in here…yet. But now, it’s a very secure website which should always show the padlock with the company name in your browser !!

interprog.com SSL
interprog.com SSL

That was an important step before even starting to build a website. Soon enough !!

Meanwhile we’re trying to register a federal corporation, Interprog Inc.

Why all those paperworks and work if we don’t sell anything you’re asking ??

#1 reason is just to learn and handle every aspect of the business. It takes some time. Once ready, if we want to grow, we will….if not, we’ll just be happy of the knowledge we acquired.

Stay tuned !!

Jacques