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bio website vyznev.net
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I like programming in Perl and C. I know Java and PHP too (I'm a MediaWiki developer), but I can't really say I like them. I keep meaning to learn Python some day, but never seem to get around to it.

I'm working on a Ph.D. in biomathematics. I also like programming puzzles and cryptography.

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.


Sep
15
revised Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?
deleted 17 characters in body
Sep
15
revised Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?
added 444 characters in body
Sep
15
answered Can I instruct the browser not to look for a favicon?
Sep
12
awarded  Self-Learner
Sep
7
comment Find “secret” port number
This topic is kind of marginal for this site, but I'd say it's probably OK. It might be better suited for security.SE, but that's really only obvious if you already know the answer. You could flag your question for migration there by a ♦ mod, if you want.
Sep
7
revised Do you need any special authorization to be allowed to host a porn website?
fix grammar and spelling
Sep
5
revised Are there specific legal issues for web developers working on sex dating sites?
try to clean up the horribly mangled (sorry, but it really was) grammar
Sep
4
comment Why do Google search results include pages disallowed in robots.txt?
The trailing slash is not required. To quote from the robots.txt specification: "For example, Disallow: /help disallows both /help.html and /help/index.html, whereas Disallow: /help/ would disallow /help/index.html but allow /help.html."
Aug
28
comment Will google get upset if I have incomplete pagination links?
@w3d: AFAIK, Google deliberately ignores rel=prev and rel=next attributes within the document body, just like they do with rel=canonical. (They're worried that people might be able to sneak those attributes past input filters on editable sites like forums, wikis, SE, etc.) I can't find an official statement to confirm that right now, though, so take it with a grain of salt.
Aug
12
comment How do I setup 301 redirects in Google Apps site?
Actually, some search engines (including Google) do run JavaScript nowadays, so it may work with them. Still, you're right that a JS redirect is very much a suboptimal solution; however, as far as I know it's the best you can do with Google Sites.
Aug
7
revised Canonical URL for a home page and trailing slashes
less commas, more readability
Aug
6
awarded  Revival
Aug
6
answered What should happen when content is deleted?
Aug
6
answered Canonical URL for a home page and trailing slashes
Jul
23
awarded  Constituent
Jul
23
answered Best practice for adding the www subdomain: Via an A record or htaccess redirect?
Jul
20
comment Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?
There aren't any significant downsides that I'm aware of. You might end up with duplicate copies of your images in search engine indexes, but at least the major search engines like Google are pretty smart about dealing with such things, since it's such a common trick. In any case, that issue can be mitigated by sending rel="canonical" HTTP headers and by keeping your expiration times modest (say, just one month or one week instead of a whole year).
Jul
20
comment Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?
Yes, that should work.
Jul
20
comment Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?
You don't need to track when the file was viewed. Just keep track of when the file was last changed (or some other appropriate property of it) and include it in the query string. That way, whenever the file changes, the URL will change too.
Jul
20
answered Is it worth it to change my entire user images file structure to take advantage of simple browser caching?