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Stuvel.eu moved to a better server

The Stuvel.eu website has moved from a 1 Mbit ADSL connection to a real server on a proper 100 Mbit link. If you read this message, the DNS entries have been updated and you’re looking at the new server.

DoS attacks on DNS servers

Since last Friday, there have been DoS attacks on the EveryDNS servers, which also host my domains. So if you have had trouble reaching this website, you at least know why.

Move to mod_python

The www.stuvel.eu website has been moved from the Django development server software to mod_python. It should be more stable and also perform a bit better, especially when under heavy load.

Problem with IMDB-Compare

UPDATE 2019: All of the below is offline. However, IMDB themselves have similar functionality. When you think “their HTML hasn’t changed in years”, their HTML changes. IMDB now features small images next to the author’s names.

Fighting comment spam

The site has the possibility to add comments, and after a few days, the spamming begins. I’m curious if the automated spambots are smart enough to do some math. The captcha I’ve created is very simple: just give the answer to “1+1”.

Added comment ability

It is now possible to comment on news items! Soon I’ll also add backlinks from software and articles to relevant news items, so you can easily find the comments or post your own.

Converted my site to Django

The automatically generated web-based admin of Django made me switch :) Django is easy to work with, is built in a very modular, structured way, which really appealed to me. It took me only a couple of hours to convert my website to its template/engine structure.

IMDB Compare

UPDATE 2019: All of the below is offline. However, IMDB themselves have similar functionality. Something I’ve always missed in the Internet Movie Database is the ability to compare two movies.