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I'm done with the migration... finally?

2024-03-03 1 min read Magnetic_dud
I finally managed to end the migration from WordPress on the English website too. I took over one year because the old host wasn’t supporting CloudFlare and so I was stuck with WordPress 😅 Now that everything is static and there’s nowhere to login, the bots can continue to have fun bruteforcing /wp-admin for inexistant users. Also, my server does not need to re-render the same page over and over and over to different users. Continue reading

Finally, the comments!

2023-08-23 1 min read Magnetic_dud
Finally after 6 months, blog comments are back! It took me an inordinate amount of time because I couldn’t find a platform I really liked. I will go into more detail in another post, but it was a bit of a nightmare for me. Too easy and I was swamped with spam. Too difficult and no one (not even me) was willing to register and validate the email for a quick comment. Continue reading

New platform!

2023-02-14 4 min read Magnetic_dud
I’ve been behind a redesign of the site for months and finally posted it today! This then is the version … 3.0? I think so. What was wrong with the old site? Nothing much… just that WordPress was irritating me! WordPress is convenient as a blogging platform: once installed just log in to add new posts, you don’t have to be an IT guy to write new content. Unfortunately, I must say that in recent times I have noticed a disturbing increase in traffic to my site from Russian IP addresses, which account for about 75% of the total traffic. Continue reading