Zhaph - Ben Duguid

United Kingdom

doodle.co.uk/blogs

Age: 39

Ben Duguid works in London, UK as Head of Back-end Development for Hugo & Cat, 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 currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers

Apr
21
comment How to pick which version of .ico image is favicon?
@Mike .ico files have supported multiple sizes for years, however the value of that is limited on websites as the tabs and address bar often only use the 16x16 or at most 32x32 version. They can go up to at least 128x128 with a 32bit colour depth now.
Apr
9
comment Winter Bash 2015
It's more than acceptable to close questions on meta when the issues they relate to are fixed (in the case of [tag:bug]) or time specific issues (such as this one).
Apr
8
comment Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?
It's like the old days of AOL where all their users appeared to come from Pennsylvania even when they were actually in the US.
Apr
7
answered How do we judge the credibility of a mod or user?
Mar
29
awarded Notable Question
Mar
28
answered How can I find the directions to this Lego bag?
Mar
23
answered Can an unregistered user upload an image?
Mar
23
comment How do you post a picture of an unidentified bag?
There is a privilege at 100 rep that allows images in chat, but it looks like images are allowed earlier now - there's nothing in the New User Restrictions about images, just "more than two hyperlinks" - which would include image links, but one or two images would be fine.
Mar
23
comment How do you post a picture of an unidentified bag?
Hmm - not sure that's the case - or atleast if it is, then it's a penalty for signing up - An unregistered user (me in Chrome incognito) was able to upload an image just fine: meta.bricks.stackexchange.com/q/335/56
Mar
23
revised How do you post a picture of an unidentified bag?
edited tags
Mar
23
answered How do you post a picture of an unidentified bag?
Mar
19
comment Google reCAPTCHA "Type the Text"
The idea behind version 2 is to actually be less intrusive - it uses some heuristics around how the user interacts with the page/control to determine if it even needs to show you the puzzle - often it will just show the tick box and let you through. If you change the call to use the v1 reCAPTCHA, you'll also need to ensure that you have updated the server side code to support that version as well.
Mar
17
awarded Guru
Mar
15
comment What might be causing my site's pages to load more slowly in these IIS Rewrite Module rules?
Have you tried disabling them one at a time and seeing if there's an obvious issue with one of the rules? The main thing I'd think is that you've got some broken script/image/css links in your page that are being rewritten to content pages when you enable those rules which may cause page blocking - check the Network tab of a browser's F12 tools to see if you're getting a number of odd requests on the page. Alternatively, locally you can enable trace logging in IIS which will report on every single part of the request and how long it takes processing rules, etc.
Mar
8
comment How to clear NuGet package cache using command line?
Works nicely for 3.3 but only for the current user - I had an issue with a corrupt local cache on our build server which was (sadly) running under Local System, so the cache wasn't listed - actual location was `C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\NuGet\Cache`
Mar
4
awarded Altruist
Mar
4
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
@richhallstoke - Could be, although I think most of those are looking for urls in data-src* attributes rather than pre-fetching the content of the src attributes. I'll double check with our front end team.
Feb
29
awarded Nice Answer
Feb
29
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
Apologies to BingBot/Yahoo - I think I'd mixed up two log lines - looks like it's actually some browsers attempting to pre-fetch content or similar ((mostly Chrome on ChromeOS, Safari on iPad and some Firefox instances) which is more painful :(
Feb
29
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
@w3dk - Sorry for the delay - yes the request is identical to that in the HTML. My server (IIS 7.5 running ASP.NET 4) responds with 500 Internal Server Error because it thinks this is "A potentially dangerous Request.Form value" (see white paper on this here). However digging deeper I think this isn't Bing/Yahoo but overzealous browser pre-fetches (mostly Chrome on ChromeOS, Safari on iPad and some Firefox instances - which is more painful).
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