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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
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
Mar
5
answered expires headers and forcing cache-loading instead of 304?
Mar
4
answered Point domain to Amazon EC2 Server
Mar
4
comment Google anonymous sitemap submission
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anonymity
Mar
2
comment Use - or misuse - of ETags
Doesn't look like that's the only problem with Joomla's ETag handling, either. Anyway, I took a look at the code (both v1.5 and the latest version), and I agree that it seems to be broken as designed. Simply put, the Joomla cache ID is not suitable for use as an ETag, since it's tied to the URL of the page, not its content. You might want to report this as a bug.
Mar
1
comment Use - or misuse - of ETags
Well, I'd say it's broken, then. That's definitely not how ETags are supposed to be used.
Mar
1
answered Use - or misuse - of ETags
Mar
1
comment Google anonymous sitemap submission
Do you really need anonymous submission, or just not having to register a Webmaster Tools account? There's a big difference, you know.
Mar
1
comment Google anonymous sitemap submission
Even better is that many other search engines besides Google understand this directive too, so you get your sitemap submitted to all of them.
Mar
1
answered Can I Use A Canonical Tag Instead of a Redirect for Updated Content?
Feb
27
comment Why does BingBot add “ForceRecrawl: 0” to URLs when crawling my sites?
Hmm, when I click on your bingbot.htm link, it takes me to onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/hh204496.aspx, not to mail.live.com. Curious.