Scott Hanselman

Changes to dasBlog - Watch for Weirdness

December 12, '04 Comments [3] Posted in ASP.NET | DasBlog
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I've just made some changes to my personal branch of dasBlog including:

  • Referral Blacklist - This should cleanup my referrers and make my life easier.
  • Fully integrated CAPTCHA - You won't lose your post if you goof the CAPTCHA. MaxS will feel better.
  • Performance re-work of RSS/Atom - I've added internal caching to the syndication service. You the end-user won't see a change, but my ISP and I will see big change in CPU. DasBlog continues to honor the HTTP Headers ETag, If-Modified-Since and returns 304s as appropriate.
  • A number of small caching and perf improvements - Meant to please my ISP who has noticed my CPU and bandwidth characteristics were degrading as the amount of content I've got archived and hits have grown.

I say again, ORCSWeb.com kicks bootay. I highly recommend them, their service is without equal.

Let me know if you see any weird stuff due to these changes. Omar will likely put these changes into dasBlog 1.7 along with his many improvements. Clemens may also test them out. We shall see.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Monday, 13 December 2004 04:47:31 UTC
Thanks Scott! I feel great, energized and zinging. So much that i just may retype that long posts on Bungie or why free Enemy Territory is best online shooter and somesuch game industry rumors - well, may be someday ;)

(2nd try - hey, it really works! you know, i start to suspect it eats first attempt even if code is correct but you type long enough.)
Max S.
Monday, 13 December 2004 05:44:30 UTC
It doe eat your attempt on long tries, as you guessed. I don't want to give the forces of evil unlimited time to figure out the code. Probably not useful, but an unlimited timeout isn't either.
Monday, 13 December 2004 07:29:11 UTC
ah, that makes sense - altough forces of evil have to be down powerful to OCR that.... spam is all about sending out ALOT of stuff FAST, not spending minutes running algorithms for each link.

well all i can say - there are natural writers, public speakers and blog writers....and there are english-as-second-language, run-dictorinary-as-you-write kind of people. Resisting natural temptation to call person spending 10 min per post "slow dumbass" as politically incorrect, so lets just refer to them as linguistically-challanged :)
Max S.
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