XL-Network - Website http://xl-network.com/taxonomy/term/74/0 en DNSSEC http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/08/dnssec <p><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/medium/images/DNSSEC%20valid%20%28xl-network.com%29.png" alt="DNSSEC verified (xl-network.com)" style="float: right;" />The term DNSSEC stands for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System_Security_Extensions" title="Wikipedia: Domain Name System Security Extensions">Domain Name System Security Extensions</a> and takes care of verifying domain names. In short it checks that you are connected the the website that is mentioned in your address bar. DNS is the last system on the internet which is not secured. DNSSEC is a extension on the current DNS system to make it more secure. Malicious people could use DNS spoofing to redirect you to a different website than the original. This often is a fake website which looks like the original. When you enter your credit card number on that site the malicious people have your credit card number which they can use to purchase things. DNSSEC makes it very hard to manipulate the data.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/08/dnssec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/08/dnssec#comments Website Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:25:42 +0000 XL-Network 1405 at http://xl-network.com English Cyclists Rights http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/english-cyclists-rights <p>At the end of last year we (Walter Hoogerbeets and myself) launched a website to promote the <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/11/cyclists-rights" title="Cyclists Rights">Cyclists Rights</a>. Until today there was only a Dutch version. That's why a number of people worked very hard to translate those rights into English. It turned out not to be such a easy task because the terminology for a cycle path, cycle lane et cetera is different for a foreigner compared to a Dutchmen. But we did it and today it's ready for launch, the English version is online and it's called <a href="http://cyclistsrights.org/" title="Universal Declaration of the Cyclists Rights">Universal Declaration of the Cyclists Rights</a>. Take a look and tell me what you think.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/full/images/Cyclists%20Rights%20%28screenshot%29.png" title="Cyclists Rights (screenshot)"><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/Cyclists%20Rights%20%28screenshot%29.png" alt="Cyclists Rights (screenshot)" class="lightbox" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/english-cyclists-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/english-cyclists-rights#comments Recumbents Website Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:28:05 +0000 XL-Network 1401 at http://xl-network.com Short http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/short <p><img src="http://xl-network.com/sites/xl-network.com/files/imagecache/large/images/xln.me-logo.png" alt="xln.me-logo" style="float: right;" /></p> <p>You've heard of them. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening" title="Wikipedia: URL shortening">URL shorteners</a> like bit.ly, tinyurl.com, goo.gl and so on. Starting last night there is a new one with the appropriate name: <a href="http://xln.me/" title="xln.me">xln.me</a>. This stands for 'XL-Network me', or 'make me XL-Network'. This service isn't publicly availably because I use it for my own sites. If you read my blog posts using Twitter or Facebook you will now see the links like http://xln.me/[code].</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/short" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/short#comments Website Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:20:00 +0000 XL-Network 1395 at http://xl-network.com Dutch? http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/dutch <p>Since my website has a <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/04/now-with-nl" title="Now with .nl">.nl-domain</a> and I'm only showing English content on my website my Dutch visitors often read the English version of a blogpost. That isn't such a problem, but often they respond using Dutch, which is a problem for English reading visitors. If you click the button 'Nederlands' in the right navigation you get the same page, but then via xl-network.nl and in Dutch. Handy to know right?</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/dutch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/07/dutch#comments Website Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:38:48 +0000 XL-Network 1385 at http://xl-network.com Who are my visitors? http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/06/who-are-my-visitors <p>Because I'm always curious about who my visitors are I keep statistics about certain things with <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/" title="Google Analytics">Google Analytics</a>. Here you can see how many visitors come by every hour/day/week/month, where they come from, which pages are popular and more.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/06/who-are-my-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/06/who-are-my-visitors#comments Website Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:40:25 +0000 XL-Network 1377 at http://xl-network.com Now with .nl http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/04/now-with-nl <p>After being owner of xl-network.com for a bit more then 10 years I can, as of today, call myself owner of xl-network.nl. It all started with the fact that <a href="http://www.transip.eu/" title="TransIP">TransIP</a> (where all my domains are hosted) had hidden a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_%28media%29" title="Wikipedia: Easter egg">Easter Egg</a> during Easter which entitled me to a free .nl domain. After checking it turned out that xl-network.nl was still available. So I claimed it.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/04/now-with-nl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/04/now-with-nl#comments Website Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:47:39 +0000 XL-Network 1358 at http://xl-network.com New site for FrozenImage http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/02/new-site-for-frozenimage <p>Lately I've been busy creating new websites. A while ago I <a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/12/new-site-for-ulteam" title="New site for Ulteam">renewed</a> the Ulteam website. And last Wednesday I put the my brother's new photo website, called <a href="http://frozenimage.nl/" title="FrozenImage">FrozenImage</a>, online. The problem with the current website was that the webhoster was getting rid of PHP 5.2 support and the site could not function with PHP 5.3 without a major upgrade. That's why I built a completely new website.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/02/new-site-for-frozenimage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2012/02/new-site-for-frozenimage#comments Family Photo's Website Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:20:20 +0000 XL-Network 1339 at http://xl-network.com New site for Ulteam http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/12/new-site-for-ulteam <p>A number of weeks ago the old website of our theatersports club <a href="http://ulteam.nl/" title="Theatersportvereniging Ulteam">Ulteam</a> went down because of the amount of spam and other junk that hit the site. I've been asked to arrange stuff (like the website, the wiki, the domain and hosting). That's when I decided to create a new website and wiki. The website doesn't run on a very old version of <a href="http://www.joomla.org/" title="Joomla!">Joomla</a>, but is running on the newest version of <a href="http://drupal.org/" title="Drupal">Drupal</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/12/new-site-for-ulteam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/12/new-site-for-ulteam#comments Photo's Theatresports Website Thu, 22 Dec 2011 07:01:46 +0000 XL-Network 1327 at http://xl-network.com Cyclists Rights http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/11/cyclists-rights <p>The <a href="http://rechtenvandefietser.nl/" title="Rechten van de Fietser">Cyclists Rights</a> began with a single post on <a href="http://twitter.com/noordkaapfujin/status/135976269312561152">Twitter</a>. Response grew quickly and within a few hours there was a list with eleven rights. These were published the same night at the on the website <a href="http://www.fietsersafstappen.nl/liglog.html">FietsersAfstappen</a> as the Universal Declaration of Cyclists Rights version 1.0.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/11/cyclists-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/11/cyclists-rights#comments Recumbents Website Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:19:16 +0000 XL-Network 1319 at http://xl-network.com My own VPS http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/06/my-own-vps <p>My website has been running on my own VPS as a test and without any major problems. That's why I moved my website from my current provider (<a href="http://www.antagonist.nl/" title="Antagonist">Antagonist</a>, which I'm quite happy with) to a VPS from <a href="http://www.directvps.nl/" title="DirectVPS">DirectVPS</a>. The whole migration took less than an hour. As I said before... no major problems.</p> <p><a href="http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/06/my-own-vps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://xl-network.com/blog/2011/06/my-own-vps#comments Maintenance Website Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:47:56 +0000 XL-Network 1149 at http://xl-network.com