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Email Verify

Email Verify

Another GDPR requirement is that when signing up for something, the publisher needs to verify that the email given is genuine and belongs to the user. WordPress offers several plugins; there are other ways, here are my notes …

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Web Site Testing with MaxQ

Web Site Testing with MaxQ

MAXQ is a web proxy with recording and replay features. It is designed to capture and replay tests. They are quite keen that one understands the terms of use of target sites since many prohibit automated access and these days it would seem defend themselves against it.  This article documents how to run MaxQ and make tests, but not how to successfully run them. (If that’s why you’ve come here, look elsewhere but if you have answers please comment here. )

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User Styles & Stylish

I experimented with User Styles when I was using the old NWN Vault, because their look and feel was terrible, the vault has gone now and the code i.e. the customisations are held on the browser’s disk, so a growing use of cloud computing challenges this as an answer, but overwriting the CSS  can be quite cool.

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Auto-translating a web page

Auto-translating a web page

This page was originally set up in 2015 when looking at using REST to invoke web site translations. My original code is still available on the test web site and below but Google & Babelfish have changed their APIs. I decided to refactor the page in 2022. The changes in the google API have been significant and my ambitions of including popular first languages in the UK led me to implement the gtranslate widget in 2022. This post has some use if you want to copy the version 2 code, but I have marked the page as ‘deprecated’.