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Tor Tor has many uses, especially for oppressed and persecuted people, people who have to fear for their safety when accessing information on the internet. The more people use Tor, the safer it gets. more

Battleship engine room This post describes a deployment and maintenance method for Django projects that was designed with scalability in mind. The goal is to push new releases into production at any moment with minimal or no downtime. Upgrades can be performed with unprivileged access to the production server, and rollbacks are possible. I use Gunicorn, Fabric and Supervisord in the examples. more

Django has had a setting for allowed hostnames for a while [1], but starting with the 1.5 release it was required [2] to set it. I'm not sure why I only started getting Invalid HTTP_HOST header emails after my upgrade to 1.6, but anyway, they started pouring in. It's a … more

Here's a little snippet for cache busting without abusing a query string which can lead to caching problems. The example below will rewrite paths like /css/foo_20130401-5.css to /path/to/static/css/foo.css on the static.example.com host. more

Hotlinking is always annoying, but easy to prevent. Here are two ways to do this with nginx. The first example simply returns a 405 when any hotlinking is detected. The second example prevents hotlinking only from specific domains. I used this when a site tried to embed media files through … more

I recently moved my projects to gunicorn and needed init scripts. Here's what I'm currently using. I have the gunicorns running behind nginx, so you might want to tweak the IP and PORT settings. It might also be nice to use start-stop-daemon. more

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