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I'm retired technical staff at CSE, formerly concentrating on web and database work.


I was consistently ranked among the top fifty sixty seventy staff members in the CSE department, cited seven times in 2014 alone for City of Vancouver parking violations, one of only 82% of Vancouver motorists to be so cited that year!

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My Erdos number is 3, precisely the same as that of Dr. Anne Condon.

This page consists largely of links to various things I've worked on (some are restricted so expect some 304s if you start looking through this list randomly). They are grouped in rough functional areas in no particular order.

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Scott's Roses

CS Laboratory





  • Three CGI tools for dealing with PDF files, perhaps most useful to users without access to Adobe Acrobat Professional:
    PDF Combiner
    Combines up to five PDFs into a single output file.
    Manage PDF Security
    Adds/changes/removes owner and user passwords from a PDF file. (Of course, to operate you need to know any existing passwords first.)
    Text to PDF Convertor
    Converts a text file or text typed or pasted into a text area into a PDF file, optionally adding password security.
  • An example of using Apache mod_rewrite directives in a .htaccess file to force accesses to a particular URL to be referred from a specific other URL.
  • An example of the use of Server Push
  • A very simple test suexec CGI script, id.cgi
  • auth tests


My Stuff W3C Documents Apache
The Screem, bloodied

Isn't it tiring to listen to me whine about web security? Fact is, I really wish I'd read and then thought about much of this content before I got into the CGI business myself, because if anything is a bore, it's going back and fixing holes later. It doesn't feel like forward progress.



By night, I'm the Supreme Grand Dragon for Analydia Network Services in Vancouver, British Columbia, and anybody who says I ain't is scrapping for some accelerated facial knuckles.

Found a decomposing body? Think it might be mine? It's possible; I've been a little depressed lately. But I... digress. You can check my dental records by clicking on the image at right. Thar's gold in them teeth, and gold is up!

Coming soon: videos of my recent colonoscopy. Watch for the IMAX® version.

View my schedule history of days in office. CSE only

4288 West Ninth Avenue
Vancouver BC V6R 2C5
Voice: 604-221-0575
Cell: 206-973-3801
Fax: 248-413-0014
  250 Allen Center
Box 352350
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
Voice: 206-685-1872
rose at cs dot washington dot edu
rose at washington dot edu
  Box 95767
Seattle WA 98145

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