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bio website artlung.com
location San Diego, CA
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I am a web developer and some-time designer, blogger. Tech interests: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, especially OO, jQuery, Flash, Open Source libraries of all kinds, WordPress, SilverStripe, Drupal, and more. I like to make web things.

You can reach me at joe@artlung.com

On twitter @artlung

See also: joecrawford.com


Nov
18
comment Google not following “canonical” directive for a certain type of URLs
Well, your answer to the problem is that Google is not working as expected. If you want to see if it might make a difference, you'll have to test it. :-|
Nov
18
comment I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?
Are there others you evaluated? Do you use it in concert with Twitter or WordPress or other tools? Pluses, minuses? Nice find, but more detail about why you like it would be great. Thanks!
Nov
18
comment Google not following “canonical” directive for a certain type of URLs
And have you tested using absolutely links for any posts? I'd say test that.
Sep
10
comment Considerations of the HTTP Content-MD5 Header
That AWS failure case is really insidious. It's a few years old, but really a fascinating example of a failure mode I would never have thought of. Very interesting one to look out for when using storage of data remotely. I wonder about some of the NoSQL solutions and how they handle such issues.
Aug
18
comment How can I get a history of DNS registration information?
Sometimes I want to see the history of a domain, whether it's changed hands, how much the hosting has changed.
Aug
17
comment How can I get a history of DNS registration information?
I just want to see a history of the public DNS record, The question is not about wanting to get "unmasked" ownership information.
Aug
13
comment Which TLD would be suited to a personal site?
meta.webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/231/…
Aug
13
comment Which TLD would be suited to a personal site?
"Non CW answers should contain something that can be reproduced step by step" Really? I don't find that rationale compelling. There are criteria for making items community wiki, but I don't know of criteria for non-community wiki questions other than "ask an on-topic question." The whole notion of everything going community wiki I feel undermines the incentives for contributing to the site. Community wiki-ing a question means "this question has less value, so we are eliminating the normal incentives we use to get contributions."
Aug
10
comment How can I get a history of DNS registration information?
Seems not to have ownership information, but it does have the records you indicated. Also interesting for showing subdomains for domains. Though I checked a few of my sites and it was ignorant of several public subdomains I have. Spotty, but potentially useful down the line. Thanks!
Aug
10
comment Should I set up standard email accounts? What are they?
Yeah, that was the way I used to handle it too, a catchall for the domain. It ended with thousands of emails a day with no value, as the spammers sent mails to every name in the dictionary: aaron@example.com, alex@example.com, etc, etc, etc. There are a lot of possible email addresses as it turns out.
Aug
8
comment Proper sitemap.xml setup
(found in a few minutes by browsing some sitemaps for cnn and google and a few other large news/archive sites)
Aug
8
comment Proper sitemap.xml setup
I haven't seen a 10 MB sitemap, but here's one with 50,000 urls: gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sitemaps/…
Aug
7
comment How can I get a history of DNS registration information?
Yeah, that's the only site I know of that does anything like this. It's a habit for me to do lookups like whois.sc/example.com which redirects to whois.domaintools.com/example.com ... I can't even remember how I learned about the site, but it's the only one I know of. Love the question about non-ascii domains. What would be an example of one? Try it out with the pattern http://whois.sc/*DOMAIN* and see if it works!
Aug
7
comment Should I encourage clients to update content for SEO reasons?
I particularly like this advice: "The other thing you can do is develop a relationship with a few freelance writers, refer them to companies who just can't seem to handle self publishing beyond the occasional press release." I think a good writer can help draw out good content. I think you're right, everybody has something relevant to a current site visitor. The trick is to draw it out and put it up.
Aug
7
comment Bandwidth heavy site… use co-location?
Ah, I presumed the bandwidth heavy pieces would be media you could put on a CDN, sounds like I presumed wrong. Though if you have dynamic chunks that get processed in a predictable way (a finite set of possible data "chunks") you could still put all that into a CDN. I'll stop trying to guess about your app now. :-)
Aug
7
comment What are some good resources for generating privacy policies and terms of use?
Fixed the BBB link to point at the new location. (Shame on BBB for not implementing a proper redirect!)
Aug
5
comment Legal standing for a copyright notice placed by prior web developer? (long backstory)
Thanks for the thoughts, I hope your analysis is the more correct one, though the lack of a contract or a clear verbal agreement about intellectual property issues leaves it all very vague and messy.
Aug
5
comment Legal standing for a copyright notice placed by prior web developer? (long backstory)
I'll add, the "verbal contract" likely did not encompass intellectual property issues in any way.
Aug
5
comment Legal standing for a copyright notice placed by prior web developer? (long backstory)
Sans contract, it really is a mess. I am going to share with The Client the issues and leave it for them to decide how to handle it going forward. Worst case, I can redesign the site with a few search and replaces and it'll look drastically different. Thanks for the analysis.
Aug
4
comment Font resizing widgets: worth it?
Hell Bobby Jack, if you're going to go to the trouble to refer to something and in doing so insult both this site and my question, you might as well include a link! :-) I went looking and found: uxexchange.com/questions/44/45