Welcome to our Christmas newsletter! Featuring a selection of the Internet’s very worst Christmas-themed animated Gifs!
Here’s what we’ve been up to.
Is it called “Reindeer Shaving” at this time of year?
Santa needs some names for his “naughty or nice” list, and we’ve got some ideas for him!
Our tarpit has always been a soft limit, so going over your CPU allowance isn’t the end of the world, it just slows your processes down, so that people who are within quota get first dibs on the precious cpu-cycles. Some people are taking the mick though, and we’ve now built some tools to detect these “deep tarpit” users, and kill their processes. So, more CPU-time for the good users, and naughty users now get the lowest priority of all, “kill”.
The inside scoop from the forums
out of disk quota? something taking up your space? here’s how to track it down
django version mismatches and the correct wsgi settings
some tips for setting up a telegram bot
giles talks about multitenancy
Although you can install Python packages on PythonAnywhere yourself, we like to make sure that we have plenty of batteries included.
We have been switching people over to the new dangermouse image! Send us an email if you want to switch.
You may have noticed a InsecurePlatformWarning when using pip > 9.0. This is a bug/regression in the pip code for python versions 2.7.9 or lower. We are keeping track of the issue and here are some ways to work around it for now.
New whitelisted sites
Paying PythonAnywhere customers get unrestricted Internet access, but if you’re a free PythonAnywhere user, you may have hit problems when writing code that tries to access sites elsewhere on the Internet. We have to restrict you to sites on a whitelist to stop hackers from creating dummy accounts to hide their identities when breaking into other people’s websites.
But we encourage you to suggest new sites that should be on the whitelist! Our rule is, if it’s got an official public API (which means that the site’s owners are encouraging automated access to their server) then we’ll whitelist it. Just drop us a line with a link to the API docs.
Here are some sites we’ve added since our last newsletter:
.okta.com .unwiredlabs.com app.datadoghq.com api.discogs.com api.test.netbanx.com api.test.paysafe.com api.tinychat.com apis.vworld.kr cps.combain.com epayment.bbs.no epayment-test.bbs.no repo.continuum.io services.arcgisonline.com steamcommunity.com timesofindia.indiatimes.com vizier.u-strasbg.fr www.datapowerlearning.com www.nbrb.by www.rediff.com
What’s coming up next year?
Over Christmas we’re working on a few small tweaks and improvements, and for early next year, we’re looking to start work on a feature that many of you have been requesting for a long time. But shush! No spoilers ;)
Thanks for reading our newsletter! Tune in the same time next month (ish) for more news from PythonAnywhere.