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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as a Technical Lead for The BIO Agency, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


Aug
10
comment Competing against the same business name in search results
Sounds to me more like a Domain Arbitration issue than anything that can really be done short term through SEO - New sites will indeed take time to gain rankings, especially over established sites with similar domain names.
Aug
9
revised Should I transliterate my URL paths?
Added note about requests based on comments.
Aug
9
comment Should I transliterate my URL paths?
@w3d Interesting point, I didn't check that...
Aug
8
answered Should I transliterate my URL paths?
Aug
8
comment What is the advantage of increasing “maximum worker processes” in IIS?
No, I don't think there's a way to direct a request to a particular wp - hence the notes about configuring session sharing.
Aug
8
answered What is the advantage of increasing “maximum worker processes” in IIS?
Aug
7
awarded  Excavator
Jul
24
answered How to publish/transfer a completed website with database from one server to another server?
Jul
24
comment Expiring domain transfer
Cheers for the credit Paul :) I believe that you should be be able to transfer the domain as soon as the renewal's been processed - so if you renewed it today for a year, the expiry should be updated to August 2013, and once that's on the record you can transfer it. Also while you won't get a refund, your domain will still be registered until that date, so it's not as if you've lost the money...
Jul
24
comment Is it legal to use Drupal, Joomla, WP, Zend Framework, jQuery icons on my page?
Can't get to Wappalyzer at the moment, but in general MS, Apple, etc. have guidelines roughly along the lines of: 3rd parties may use the Logo without a license provided that the area in which the logo is used includes the logo of at least 1 other company with which you have a similar relationship or in an area of a website exclusively dedicated to the sale of Microsoft products. So they're probably fine.
Jul
24
answered Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?
Jul
24
comment Why does Internet Explorer's Developer Tools only emulate back to IE7?
Hmm, I'll have to double check this, but I'm not aware of this limitation in the Windows XP Mode - which allows users of Windows 7 to run an XP mode VM for compatibility issues, and comes with IE6.
Jul
24
awarded  Constituent
Jul
17
awarded  Caucus
Jul
13
comment How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
I fully agree, however by implementing the bill with no amendments to the wording from the EU, that's what we're stuck with here in the UK. Other countries may have taken a more lenient approach that addressed the correct issue (3rd-party, cross-site tracking cookies for behaviour targeted ads) rather than this blanket policy we've got.
Jul
13
comment Google Analytics and the EU cookie directive. Who will fall foul of the law? Google or the developer?
I think it was 3rd party cookies the law was originally designed to restrict, as these are the ones that can (potentially) track user behaviour across multiple sites - the difficulty arises in how the site owner can gain explicit consent before the cookie is set as they might not have control over it.
Jul
13
answered How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
Jul
13
comment How to offer a cookie opt in/out to users?
@ionFish Also, note that in the UK at least, they've stated that while they'd like to rely on browser technology to implement this, it's not far enough advanced yet to be sufficient so site owners need to pro-actively gain consent.
Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
comment Fetch as Google error 403
Have you spoken to your hosting provider about this? If you control the server it's possible that some other bit of network kit (load-balancers/firewalls) was getting in the way. If you don't own and control the server it could have been poor management from another site on the host.