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bio website chriswoods.co.uk
location Birmingham, United Kingdom
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Dec 16 '13 at 14:45

Boo. :P


Feb
18
comment Is it possible to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS?
How does Incapsula meet the requirements for PCI compliance? I've had to recently handle renewing our own PCI certification at work so I know it's no simple task for any of the parties involved where data handover potentially involves sensitive personal & card details.
Feb
18
comment Posting small parts of books as content on my new site, legal/illegal?
It's a truthful and accurate analysis of the copyright environment we work in at the moment. It's up to the question asker as to whether they heed my advice to err on the side of caution, right before I state that it's a serious offence which carries rather harsh penalties in most civilised countries. Blogger emptor.
Feb
17
comment Pointing two IPs to one domain name
I wish DNS allowed for weighting of all record types, MX records have had it their own way for far too long now.
Feb
17
answered Sharing one static ip for both ftp and www service
Feb
17
answered Is it possible to use cloudflare without having them managing my DNS?
Feb
17
answered Posting small parts of books as content on my new site, legal/illegal?
Feb
14
comment Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO
rel=nofollow is more about clearly stating intent. Given their recent algorithms which further punish linkfarms/backlinks/irrelevant content networks, it's undoubtedly good etiquette to use rel=nofollow where appropriate. When blogging, I always rel=nofollow URLs which I may be linking to but don't consider necessarily reputable or worthy of some 'linkjuice'. It's a case-by-case consideration; sometimes I might be linking to a common or relevant keyword and don't wish to diminish internal links or links to our own sites for the same terms or in the same context / paragraph / page.
Feb
14
comment Does Link Target using “Blank” cause increased bounce rate in analytics report?
Whilst it might not affect bounce rates, it'll affect my desire to revisit the site at a later date. I find sites that force _blank upon its viewers quite offensive; I'll be the judge of whether I want to spawn a new window or tab, not the page's designer. It's even worse when even a middleclick forcibly spawns a new window due to the designer catching the onpress with a JS call.
Feb
14
answered Redirects On Image Files to Counter Google Image Gallery
Feb
14
awarded  Supporter
Feb
14
comment PCI DSS compliance for a VPS using Centos
That's TrustWave's modus operandi ;-) They partner with numerous PSPs, including the one we use at work (Streamline). Fortunately we were already using PayPal through our latest web store so no problems there, easy pass for the lowest level of PCI certification. When I read the PCI DSS documentation for first-party compliance (i.e., self hosted and storing all data), my brain began to ooze out of my ears. It's right and proper for standards to be high, but it's an absolute nightmare if you have little or no prior budget for it.
Jun
30
answered Anonymouse versus logged in users on my site & Google Analytics
Jun
22
awarded  Teacher
Jun
22
answered Should I use a domain name registrar's free DNS hosting, or host DNS servers with another company?
Jun
22
answered Why do people crawl sites without downloading pictures?
Jun
22
awarded  Autobiographer