Articles tagged as “blog”

New home for this site

Since early April 2013 this blog has moved from a shared hosting environment to a VPS.

CloudFlare experiment

For about a month I have served this website using the CloudFlare free plan. This article describes what I observed.

Migrating to Acrylamid

In the last year several people I know or follow have switched to a static weblog. I was in the middle if a redesign myself and thought it was a great opportunity to investigate the concept. The result: I replaced Django with Acrylamid for this site.

Migrating django.contrib.comments to Disqus

As of today I am using Disqus for comments on this site. This meant that I had to migrate the old comments (which used django.contrib.comments) to Disqus. Here’s a short description of how I did this.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google’s Webmaster Tools provide the modern webmaster/developer with some nice tools to improve a website and the way the site is indexed. In this article I’ll focus on the crawler related tools. Specifically, how they helped me when I migrated from Plone to Django.

How I solved the comment spam for my Django site

After this website migrated from Plone to Django, the comment spammers found my site more interesting. Instead of five spam comments a year, I suddenly got the same amount per week. Although those comments were never published (more on that later), it did annoy me. By no longer displaying the comment form below the blog entries, the problem of the spam seems to be solved. While this wasn’t my goal, it is a nice side effect.

Dots in a SlugField

When migrating from Plone to Django, I had problems with editing weblog entries with a dot in the url. Apparently Django doesn’t allow dots in a SlugField. Here’s how I solved it.