Pet Hatchery and spam

| December 30, 2011 is one of our new sites.The hatchery was live two days when it was hit by a Ukrainian auto-spammer. He got IP-blocked but hasn’t taken the hint – he’s still visiting every minute even though all he can see of the site is a 403 refuse page.So after 24 hours, in which serving the […]

More coding work

| November 30, 2011

After the furor over users who found lenses on squidoo about how to make pipe bombs (more here) I’m stepping back from lenses to work on other projects for a few days.The hatchery code is nearly there. Magistream is pretty much complete and I’ve thrown it out for an open test.DragonCave is proving trickier, as […]

More coding

| November 28, 2011

Some more writing done, although Nano looks like it’s turning into a set of linked short stories more than a novel. Trying to code and write at the same time is really cutting into my time.The hatchery now has a manual “remove creatures” option for both magistream and Dragon Cave, and a check for Dragon […]

Coding a hatchery

| November 27, 2011

Not much writing done today. Instead I was polishing up some work on a hatchery for the Magistream and Dragon Cave lenses. It’s in alpha, but you can put creatures in and click on them, which means it can be used. There are a few things to work on, like integration with lenses which will […]