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bio website vyznev.net
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I'm a PhD student in biomathematics, working on stochastic individual-based models of evolution in spatially structured populations. My other interests include cryptography, programming games and puzzles, photography and graphic design.

I started programming (in AmigaBASIC) when I was 10 years old. Nowadays, I'm most comfortable using Perl, C and JavaScript. I know Java and PHP too, but I can't really say I like them. I also know some Python, but not as much as I'd like.


CC-Zero Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


I'm the main author and maintainer of the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch (SOUP), a user script for browsers with GreaseMonkey-compatible user script support (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, possibly Safari) that fixes or works around a number of outstanding issues with the Stack Exchange user interface.

I tend to answer a lot more questions than I ask. Some answers I'm rather proud of:


Mar
12
revised How to restrict site access to all countries except mine with .htaccess?
added 373 characters in body
Mar
12
answered How to restrict site access to all countries except mine with .htaccess?
Mar
10
answered Address microdata for search engines using schema.org
Mar
10
comment Are videos inherently good for SEO?
@John: You comment above seems to missing some verbs. I found it a little hard to sense of. :/
Mar
10
comment Found Odd File on Site: Should I Be Concerned?
Note that an access log entry with a 200 status code doesn't necessarily mean the attack worked: depending on how the server was configured, it might have allowed someone to download the file but not execute it as PHP. But if you're not sure, it's safer to assume the attack did work. (Also, if you see any POST requests to that script in the logs, that makes it a lot more likely that the attack did succeed.)
Mar
9
awarded  Scholar
Mar
9
accepted Why do Google search results include pages disallowed in robots.txt?
Mar
9
revised Hotlinking: what is it, and why shouldn't people do it?
I'm pretty sure rel=canonical has nothing to do with hotlinking; if you disagree, please revert and explain what the connection is
Mar
8
answered Found Odd File on Site: Should I Be Concerned?
Mar
8
revised Why can't I download an image from this website?
might as well link to the site, the question makes little sense otherwise
Mar
8
suggested suggested edit on Why can't I download an image from this website?
Mar
8
answered Why can't I download an image from this website?
Mar
8
revised Why is this GIF's animation speed different in Firefox vs. IE?
added 4 characters in body
Mar
8
revised Why is this GIF's animation speed different in Firefox vs. IE?
added 507 characters in body
Mar
8
answered Why is this GIF's animation speed different in Firefox vs. IE?
Mar
7
revised Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site
added 70 characters in body
Mar
7
answered Redirect from the main page on multilanguage site
Mar
7
comment Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?
I'm pretty sure they've been doing that for over 3 years now.
Mar
7
comment Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?
Actually, they do send a 404 status for non-existent pages. Try this one for an example.
Mar
5
revised expires headers and forcing cache-loading instead of 304?
edited tags