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bio website metalshark.co.uk
location London, United Kingdom
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
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Web and desktop application programmer with a passion for Python and Google's Tools.


May
17
comment How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop?
You may also like Adobe Shadow - labs.adobe.com/technologies/shadow and MobilePerf stevesouders.com/mobileperf
Mar
10
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
15
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
11
comment Hosting speed tests?
Remember that DNS and static content have a drastic effect on the speed of page loads too.
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
17
comment Smush.It or similar lossless image shrinking with API
Now using Smush.it to reduce files below 150kb (if possible) then PunyPNGing them.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
accepted Smush.It or similar lossless image shrinking with API
Aug
15
comment Smush.It or similar lossless image shrinking with API
its only 150kb for the free version (500kb costs $5 per month). Wasn't aware of PunyPNG, so thank you for bringing it to attention. Using Google App Engine so local executables are a no-no.
Aug
15
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Aug
15
comment Smush.It or similar lossless image shrinking with API
The images are around 200-300kb. The API limits it to 150kb or requires payment. As this is for occasional use the pricing scheme isn't ideal.
Aug
15
asked Smush.It or similar lossless image shrinking with API
Jul
17
awarded  Yearling
Jun
22
comment How to use the domain of my old site to my new site?
Great advise, however remember to look before you leap, test it works by editing your local hosts file (/etc/hosts, %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, etc) and putting in the new domain/IP pair.
Jun
21
comment How can I make my binary file is served as binary and not text when user choose “Save Linked File As…” in Safari?
Unless you convince Safari users to change their browser, or Apple to adjust the behaviour then you'll need to decide whether to disable context menus for links in Safari or educate users to remove the .txt suffix for unknown filetypes. Its not possible to have your cake and eat it in this situation. This solution just stops the context menu (the method of triggering this unwanted download behaviour) in Safari browsers.
Jun
20
comment URL Rewrite to subdomains?
Cannot change the case of categories (without inserting each one manually) and cannot deal with spaces easily. Look at it in reverse, given a URL how does the web server know what the underlying page should be? Changing domain/subdomain without redirects can also unravel site security.
Jun
20
answered How can I make my binary file is served as binary and not text when user choose “Save Linked File As…” in Safari?
Jun
20
answered Advice on web app to make pdf (documents) library