tools.jephler.co.uk is a project site that I have set up which primarily houses different tools ranging from convertors and calculators to more generally links to reference sites. It was built with ease of use and portability in mind and is fully compatible with mobile devices too!
I think of the site as my coding playground and allows me to create and share tools which I not only find interesting, but more importantly useful. Thanks to Django, this does not limit the site to what you see today and will hopefully be expanded upon through time.
I have some existing projects that currently live in a myriad of Python files which I am hopeful to convert and eventually host here.
Suggestions or comments welcome! Please get involved.
The blog has been snazzed up! Not alot to say other then I decided to tweak a couple of things to give the default theme a bit of Joe feel. If you experience any issues, let me know!
Just 5 minutes browsing through some random WordPress blogs, shows an alarming amount of sites that use no kind of on-form filtering from bots!
In my experience, spam filters can do a great job but can also take up alot more resources, then actually stopping bots from the start.
My earlier WordPress sites used mainly spam filters but I quickly found how many times my site was being hit. 3000+ times within a couple of months… seriously. Bots now making up the majority of my reader base, imagining the work that the poor database servers had to endure, led me to believe that it wasn’t the best solution.
The invention of Google’s captcha really has changed the way sites work. Being the final stage in a comment or a login page, it can prove a bit unsightly to say the least. Unsightly, maybe, but not useless at all. Just to be safe, I still use a spam filter… but not many, if at all any, get through Google captcha.