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bio website code.google.com/p/…
location Westminster, CO
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Dec 30 '13 at 16:21

I'm passionate about coding and researching the history of technology as well as exploring where technology is leading.

I used to work in flight simulation doing both hardware implementation (electrical design, wiring), web development (design, development, webmaster), as well as software development (desktop development in C#).

I'm a big fan of both using and contributing to Open source projects.

I am the creator of the pypreprocessor library that can be found on PYPI as well as Google code.


Jun
6
comment Technical website - Should I assume that my visitors will use a modern browser?
@EvikJames Yep, that's the gist. I intentionally left it open ended because the it depends on the context. For a massive media site like Google, they have a ton of resources and a massive user base so neglecting to provide browser support for even .5% of their user base will have a massive impact. Conversely, if you run a small site and only .5% of 1000 unique visitors use a legacy browser, it's probably not worth the resources to support. To quote Kanye West, "Like old folks pissin, I guess it all depends, ohhhhh"
Jun
5
comment Website restyle, SEO migration plan?
I'm pretty sure the 301 redirects should preserve the 'link juice' from the previous version. Aside from that user1337's answer has some pretty good suggestions. It's not all about inbound links nowadays.
Jun
4
comment Is there an easy way to see amount of gzip compression in Chrome
Neat tool. I couldn't figure out why responses being sent by my Google App Engine app weren't showing the compressed size. Responses sent by the SDK (ie localhost) aren't compressed while responses coming from the cloud are. Turns out, Chrome is working perfectly.
Apr
13
comment fullscreen video background script
Wow!!!... Just, wow...
Apr
9
comment Is traditional JavaScript image pre-loading taboo
@w3d Interesting. If that's the case, I guess I'll have to update my navigation sprite to include both states.
Apr
8
comment Is traditional JavaScript image pre-loading taboo
Nice. I have been using :hover and sprites all along but it's interesting that JS image pre-loading can still be made useful for non-static content. Does that hold true for all images that the user 'may' see (ex full size image after clicking on thumbnail). It has been a while since I've done a site from scratch, and 'best practices' have evolved.
Apr
8
comment Is traditional JavaScript image pre-loading taboo
@Osvaldo I don't see the problem, both are related and not mutually exclusive. I tend to say too much in my questions so here's the simple version. Is pre-loading images through javascript still standard practice in web development; If not, is there a viable CSS alternative?
Apr
8
comment Is traditional JavaScript image pre-loading taboo
I think you mean $(document.ready) not $(window).load. $(window).load fires after the whole page and all included images have been successfully loaded (ie, event is fired too late in the execution chain). See 4loc.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/documentready-vs-windowload.
Apr
8
comment Why aren't we supposed to use <table> in a design?
There is also a position:table CSS tag for creating table-based layouts without putting them in HTML. There are a few niche cases where tables are still the best/easiest option for layouts. Take a look @ css-tricks.com/fluid-width-equal-height-columns to see what I mean.
Apr
8
comment Pointing a subdomain to Github Pages
+1 Without more info about the situation I think this is the most likely cause. DNS changes take time to propagate. Here's some info on how to clear your local cache in Windows/OSX. docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/…. It may take additional time for the remote DNS servers to update to reflect the changes.
Feb
16
comment What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages
@Su' Good to know. It turns out that one answer is enough to cover the question so a wiki is unnecessary. Thanks.
Feb
15
comment What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages
Nice. That's exactly what I was looking for.
Feb
14
comment domain name hijacked by my hosting provider with dubious invoicing practice
Especially, if the whois records show the registrar as the owner of the domain; in which case, legal proceedings are a lost cause.
Feb
14
comment google changing crawl speed: doesn't seem to work. Why?
Any settings that control crawl rate (including those in sitemap.xml) only influence how you'd like to allow google to crawl your page. You can manipulate the settings to give parts of your site preference over others (because the crawlers may only be given a limited time to crawl your site), or to limit how often Google can crawl your content(some sites have been brought to their needs by the crawlers in the past), but schedule for when the crawlers run is controlled by Google and Google alone.
Feb
14
comment How to manage multiple domains on same server
Here's what I grok'd. 1 domain name, 1 host, multiple sites. If the host is running an Apache server that would mean adding subdomains using Virtual Hosts in httpd.conf. In some other type of hosting framework (ex Google App Engine) it would probably mean adding sub-domain handles to the config/router.
Feb
14
comment Are there any legal implications to reading a user's privates messages on a forum?
+1 nice answer, especially with localized info.
Feb
14
comment How to manage multiple domains on same server
I reluctantly gave an upvote. Your answer would be a lot better if you could give a paraphrased summary of the link and/or provide some sample configurations to demonstrate how it's done.
Feb
14
comment How to manage multiple domains on same server
I won't downvote but this doesn't answer the question. I think what the op is referring to is multiple subdomains on a site, not multiple subdomains pointing to one subdomain. Ex. site.com, blog1.site.com, blog2.site.com, blogs.site.com, mail.site.com (webmail), admin.site.com, www.site.com (redirects to site.com), etc...
Feb
14
comment What organizations handle the TLD registries and what are the links to their whois search pages
What happened to community wiki? I don't need the rep. I'd rather have good reference that others can edit.
Feb
11
comment Can anyone list some real examples of 'HTML5' being used in the wild?
@Michael Maybe it's a browser issue. I played it for about 2 hours without any lag in Chrome.