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bio website pgaiser.net
location Tübingen, Germany
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Apr 18 at 3:49

I currently live in Tübingen, Germany.

  • I have been working full-time in IT for ten years (freelance and as a contractor), and am currently studying Interdisciplinary American Studies at the University of Tübingen. I work part time as a webmaster for an organic food company.

  • I can be reached via E-Mail: pekka@gmx.de

  • I have an Amazon Wishlist that I love to get stuff from.


Feb
5
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
31
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
@MSalters not in the United States - at least as far as my research shows
Jan
31
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
@Brendon that's a good point - I didn't think of the case where a ZIP code could span across two states.
Jan
31
revised Why do address forms ask for the US state?
added 19 characters in body
Jan
31
asked Why do address forms ask for the US state?
Dec
10
comment Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
@Marjan that's a valid opinion and I agree, but it's not how search engines work for most people nowadays.
Dec
9
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
9
comment Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
@Izkata "How would the search engine know what your language is?" using the accept-language header and the TLD used, for one. In an age where Google gives you local results for some queries, you can definitely assume it optimizes results towards the user's (supposed) language as well. And it's a general point as well: people doing searches in languages they don't speak is going to be the rare exception in most cases. Still, @Pieter has a point, of course... it's well possible that this doesn't apply to languages that are smaller in size than their neighbours.
Dec
9
comment Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
This is a nice idea, why didn't I think of this - this way, I can integrate it into the main navigation as a regular nav element that stands slightly apart. Thank you!
Dec
9
awarded  Student
Dec
9
awarded  Editor
Dec
9
revised Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
edited title
Dec
9
asked Is a language switcher necessary on a web site's every page?
Oct
8
comment Does SSL on a company's website make the company appear more credible?
@Fiasco a halfway modern CPU is able to decrypt SSL without even blinking - that shouldn't be much of an obstacle. But it seems to be the handshake that initiates the connection that is indeed taking a lot of time, so +1 to JohnGB
Oct
8
comment Does SSL on a company's website make the company appear more credible?
"HTTPs connections are slower than HTTP" - partly, yes, but it depends and can be addressed using server-side measures. See HTTP vs HTTPS performance
Oct
8
comment Does SSL on a company's website make the company appear more credible?
I flagged it. --
May
4
awarded  Autobiographer
May
4
awarded  Supporter