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I'm a graduate student in physics doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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For matters not related to Stack Exchange, I can be contacted by email at stack@ellipsix.net.


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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment Alternative to .htaccess (due to bad performance?)
While I agree with most of this, I would not say that "For simple rewriting tasks on a low- to normal-traffic web site, .htaccess is still the way to go." If you have write access to the central Apache configuration, there is no advantage to using .htaccess files. Sure, the disadvantage may be negligible, but that's not a reason to do it.
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awarded  Organizer
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awarded  Editor
Sep
14
revised Apache2: Deny access for mail.mydomain.com but allow www.mydomain.com, both points same ip
improve formatting and edit tags (not sure I picked the right ones though)
Sep
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suggested suggested edit on Apache2: Deny access for mail.mydomain.com but allow www.mydomain.com, both points same ip
Sep
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comment Apache2: Deny access for mail.mydomain.com but allow www.mydomain.com, both points same ip
Although technically this works, it's inefficient for a couple reasons: first, mod_rewrite is pretty complex so it's best to avoid using it when you can do without it; also, enabling .htaccess files at all adds several filesystem accesses to every request. Besides, it's just weird organization to put a domain-level redirect in a directory context.
Sep
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answered Apache2: Deny access for mail.mydomain.com but allow www.mydomain.com, both points same ip
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Quorum
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awarded  Precognitive
Jul
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comment How can I stop a bot attack on my site?
With the [F] in the rewrite rule, I would think it should be sending a 403 code, not 404...
Jul
28
comment Should I use mixed content on my blog?
In my experience a webmaster would be responsible for the maintenance of the technical aspects of the site, i.e. making sure that there is a usable, capable, up-to-date blogging platform available, and keeping it available. When there are enough people involved to keep the webmastering and authoring roles separate, the actual content that goes on the site does not come from the webmaster him/herself. But in practice, it's often the same person wearing both hats, so to speak - especially on a personal website.
Jul
26
comment Is there a free, open-source question and answer (Q&A) application similar to StackExchange?
Relevant link (and also shameless self-promotion which I swear is merely a side effect): webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/1541/…
Jul
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
comment How long did it take for your new website to be indexed by search engines
3 weeks sounds unusually long... I don't have any concrete data on hand but I'm pretty sure Google (for instance) picks up on changes to my sites much quicker than that.
Jul
25
comment Combine websites without hurting SEO
Just adding that server-side redirects can (and generally should) be done in the main server configuration rather than .htaccess files.
Jul
24
answered How to Install OSQA Q and A application in Apache
Jul
23
comment DNS sub-domain registration
Yeah, but I don't think that really counts as "registration."