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Display password field text using Google Chrome

April 22, 2012
By Mike
Display password field text using Google Chrome

If you are anything like me, you probably keep forgetting various passwords for various websites. Yes, Google Chrome, just like most other web browsers, remembers passwords for you, but what if you’ve forgotten the password and need to enter it on another site? Following is a little trick that you can use to display...

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Getting google.maps.adsense.AdUnit to look like the old GAdsManager

June 28, 2011
By Mike
Getting google.maps.adsense.AdUnit to look like the old GAdsManager

One of the first things I noticed when porting Plak from Google Maps API v2 to Google Maps API v3, was that AdSense ads, displayed by google.maps.adsense.AdUnit, didn’t look quite the same as ads displayed by the old GAdsManager. In the ad unit options...

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The problem with Ad Dynamo

June 27, 2011
By Mike

I’ve been using Ad Dynamo to publish ads on the Plak site for a few months. While the service has, in general, been more-or-less acceptable, there have been a few problems, which have eventually led me to stop using their service. For those thinking...

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The “new look” Times Live website

June 15, 2011
By Mike
The “new look” Times Live website

I guess that moving away from Microsoft rubbish was too much for them to handle. This is what you get when you take .Net developers and introduce them to...

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Bypassing XSS security limitations for AJAX calls

June 7, 2011
By Mike

While XSS security limitations, imposed by most browsers, do make a lot of sense, the “same domain different port” limitation really does overstep the bounds of security anal retentiveness....

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Installing Node.js on CentOS 5.5

June 3, 2011
By Mike

For those of you that don’t know about Node.js, basically, it is a highly scalable server-side version of JavaScript, which can be used in place of (for example) PHP,...

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