As part of dead season upgrades to the website, I decided to investigate the feasibility of running all connections through HTTPS. While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll ever be submitting sensitive information on this site, the most important web organizations have make it clear that they want to see all websites run though HTTPS in the near future. (Google, for one, has said that it will use HTTPS as a ranking symbol, and soon it will be shaming websites in search results that are not doing so.)
If all has gone well (and I’m using this post a test just to make sure), this addition should run seamlessly from your end. All links that were formerly HTTP should redirect to HTTPS. It is not necessary to update your bookmarks, though there is no harm in adding an extra s in there if you so choose. However, if you do see any problems, do not hesitate to let me know in the comments below.