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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.


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wiki created 302-redirect description
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wiki created 302-redirect excerpt
Mar
14
comment How to approach redirecting thirty domains?
It's called typosquatting, and apparently it does sometimes pay off, or at least gives the impression of doing so, since people keep doing it.
Mar
14
comment Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite
But I do agree with you on a general level: rewrite maps are neat and efficient, and I wish they'd work in .htaccess context too. I just think they're probably overkill for the OP's needs (and, anyway, they said they need a solution that works in an .htaccess file).
Mar
14
comment Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite
Well, having lots of categories does give you a long line (I wish there was a way to wrap RewriteRules over multiple lines), but it doesn't otherwise make it any more complex or hard to maintain. It's just a pipe-delimited list of words; that's not fundamentally any less maintainable than a newline-delimited list in a map file. (Besides, since this is supposed to be for legacy URLs, there should be no need for maintenance anyway: you write it once, test it, add a comment saying what it does and never touch it again.)
Mar
14
revised How can I secure an installation of MediaWiki?
the admin group in MediaWiki is named "sysop", not "sysops"
Mar
14
suggested approved edit on How can I secure an installation of MediaWiki?
Mar
14
answered Apache Rewrites not working due to Akamai
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revised Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite
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13
comment Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite
This won't work in an .htaccess file, which the OP says they're using.
Mar
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answered Case-specific mod rewrite on WordPress subdomain multisite
Mar
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revised Removing page levels/ keeping url clean
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13
awarded  Excavator
Mar
13
revised How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?
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Mar
13
revised How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?
retag, add paragraph breaks for readability
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suggested approved edit on How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?
Mar
13
answered How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?
Mar
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comment How to 301 redirect from old query string URLs to CakePHP Canonical URLs?
It would be, if it weren't for those RewriteConds that prevent the second rule from applying to any URLs that resolve to an existing file (like index.php).
Mar
12
revised How to restrict site access to all countries except mine with .htaccess?
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Mar
12
comment Removing page levels/ keeping url clean
Ps. See also webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/9739/…