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bio website ianatkin.info
location Sunnyvale, CA
age 46
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seen Aug 14 at 19:51

I type lots of itty-bitty characters in the hope that they'll do something useful.

I develop applications for the web that serve thousands, and sometimes millions, of users.

I specialize in back-end fun these days, but have a long history of trying to make Internet Explorer do something approaching sensible, and other activities generally described as front-end.

I love to read and study the hardcore concepts of computer science, as well as the whole shebang/gamut of computing history. Areas of particular interest are SmallTalk, Lisp, and the amazing work done at Apple in the late 70s and early 80s.

I also do nerdy stuff with electronic music, and when I find time I also read the mainstay of all geeks: science fiction. I guess I'm true to type. I also enjoy watching vintage movies of all sizes and subjects, but have a fondness for B-movies and dystopic tales.

Cue the Zombie Apocalypse!

comment Apache routing vhosts to /var/www
That's all fine and good, but there is a level of caching that takes place at the ISP. I experienced an issue with an ISP reseller in Wisconsin (in the boonies). They refused to acknowledge that the rest of the civilized world was seeing the new site, but only the client under their wonderful service was seeing the old site. They did something on their end and 24 hours later the problem went away. Just saying...