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bio website tdwright.co.uk
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I'm the Fundraising Database Officer at Alzheimer's Research UK (the UK's leading dementia research charity). These days my work primarily involves two types of programming: tools for manipulating large data sets and libraries that add features and polish to our database tools.

I've just finishing my PhD in sensory substitution devices at the University of Sussex. Many of the projects have been very code-heavy and I wouldn't have made it through without Stackoverflow - thanks guys!

I started hacking in VBA in Excel, so blame Joel for me being here. For a while I was the geeky half of an awesome web design duo, so I'm quite at home with PHP (esp. cakePHP and Wordpress), jQuery and other web related things. I've also a special place in my heart for prolog - possibly the most fun I've had with a language.

I'm currently looking for work. If you're hiring, you can find my profile on Careers 2.0.


Jan
14
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
12
comment How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
I'm putting this in httpd.conf - is there a higher level than this?
Apr
11
comment How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
When I do that, the error message just changes to be about "Order".
Apr
11
comment How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
That stops the error, but when I use user agent switcher for Firefox it doesn't seem to return a 403.
Apr
9
awarded  Commentator
Apr
9
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
comment How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
@DKOATED You might be right actually. Should I cross post or ask the mods to migrate it?
Apr
9
revised How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
added the error message
Apr
9
comment How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
Agree that usually bad practice to block by UA, but I think this is an unusual set of conditions - the log entries suggest that someone has just misconfigured a crawler.
Apr
7
asked How can I block a user agent from all sites on my server?
Jul
29
comment I'm using a vanity ccTLD, can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?
Thanks John. It's a shame there's no option to override it. Using ccTLDs for stupid wordplay like this is a bit cheesy, but it's still fairly commonplace.
Jul
29
accepted I'm using a vanity ccTLD, can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?
Jul
27
accepted What naughty ways are there of driving traffic?
Jul
27
asked I'm using a vanity ccTLD, can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
12
comment (How) Could I import twitter posts as annotations in Google Analytics?
Using the publish_post hook sounds like a great way to do this. Just got to hope Google gets around to adding the functionality... Oh well.
Jul
12
accepted (How) Could I import twitter posts as annotations in Google Analytics?
Jul
12
comment Should Site Title be Before or After Page Title?
+1 for usability
Jul
12
asked (How) Could I import twitter posts as annotations in Google Analytics?
Jun
29
asked What naughty ways are there of driving traffic?