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Mac, iOS & Web Programmer.

Skill areas include Carbon & Cocoa, C, Objective-C, OpenGL, HTTP & REST, Semantic HTML, CSS Level 3, PHP, MySQL, EichScript/LiveScript/ECMAScript/whatever you want to call it, jQuery, Mac OS X (inc. OS X Server) Administration, UNIX/Linux Administration.


Jul
14
comment Why Google does not fetch some $_GET parameters in URL?
@StephenOstermiller I did not know that about Google! Thanks for informing me and others. I was merely thinking in terms of the specification rather than specific agent implementations.
Jul
14
comment Why Google does not fetch some $_GET parameters in URL?
@Zistoloen That's not correct advice. Better for SE is to provide as good an answer as possible, given the information available, and also ask for more. If the OP edits their question to provide more info, the answerer can edit their answer accordingly. If the question is not updated, at least something of an answer is provided.
Jul
9
comment Check if an image is already optimized for the web
Interlaced in JPEG-lingo just means "progressive".
Jul
9
comment Check if an image is already optimized for the web
@tirengarfio try also using -progressive, but it could be that smushit is just lowering the image quality (-q 60 or something) so what you get out is bound to be smaller if you do that.
Jul
9
comment Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?
Better yet, use no extensions at all :) /images?id=picture-of-an-elf or /images/picture-of-an-elf (which runs index.ashx and passes in picture-of-an-elf) That way you can change your technology without having an identity crisis with your URLs!
Jul
9
comment Check if an image is already optimized for the web
You may also be interested in the lossless crop'n'drop feature of the most recent builds: stackoverflow.com/a/17187580/760706
Jul
9
comment Check if an image is already optimized for the web
I left that out in case your build of jpegtran doesn't support it (I know that on GoDaddy shared hosts, for example, the version of jpegtran there dates from 1998 and thus doesn't support it). -perfect is primarily of use in the rotation operations where you have edges that don't fall on block boundaries.
Jun
6
comment Why did the Googlebot add “sp=1” to my URL's?
If you have the canonical link already in your HTML files, then you don't have to worry about Google crawling it with &sp=1, as Google will just save the normal URL. For tools to search through files, I recommend BBEdit on Mac OS X and Notepad++ on Windows. Both of these can search recursively through a directory for text files, and scan those looking for RegEx patterns.
Aug
31
comment Difficulty enabling caching on inherited site
The 'trivia' you linked to contained this gem: "The date is the birthday of the developer Sascha Schumann who added the code. From session.c: ..." -- So, it's added by PHP's session code. Brilliant. There's no need for sessions on these public facing pages. I have located and deleted the offending start_session() line, and now all my HTML pages get cached.