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Advantage of Saved Passwords

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Advantage of Saved Passwords

The only password you ever need to remember is the password for your mailaccount, so use complex passwords you can’t remember and have them saved by your browser – preferably with a password on you browser store. When your computer crashes it doesn’t matter as you can simply reset your password for the service as long as you remember to remember your mail password.


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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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This year’s articles about programming #2010

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Programming Hands

In 2010 I was less focussed on programming articles on the blog than previous years, still I have managed to create some interesting articles with code in 2010. This is an overview of the activity:

Having some fun today with QR codes, JavaScript and the Google Analytics URL …

The only questions that are asked in the Daily Scrum, aka Stand-Up, are: What…

UPDATE: GMail has introduced my number 3. YEAH! (Gmail introduces Priority In…

I like YouTube, and often subscribe to new channels and unsubscribe after a w…

Since I started working for my company I’ve been exposed to PCI DSS (Pa…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

VeriSign – Personal Identity Portal is a OpenID provider with multiple …

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YouTube Channel Unsubscribe #bookmarklet

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I like , and often subscribe to new channels and unsubscribe after a while. There is a lot of good stuff on YouTube, and a lot of rubbish. YouTube has been smart in making it possible to easily add channels, and in my opinion they have put less thought into making it easy to leave the channels. In the case of multiple channels I would either need to go to each of the channels and remove them one by one, or I would go to My Feeds / My Subscriptions and remove them one by one from there. In both cases I need to modify the subscription settings shown below.

Editing the YouTube channel subscription

Editing the YouTube channel subscription

My issue with this is not that it takes a long time, although that is certainly a small factor. Or that having subscription management for a channel is overkill when I just want to leave a channel. Personally I believe that it should be manageable from one page, just push of a button, like subscribing. And it wasn’t, until today.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Google Gears with Chrome, not on OSX #gears #google

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These past weeks I have been working on a MacBook Pro and as such was collecting all the applications I needed. Obviously I need all the browsers, with add-ons. While running Google’s Chrome browser I discovered that Chrome for Mac OS Snow Leopard is crippled.

I find this ironic as they are both Google products, one of which is frequently pushed to me by Google’s ads while using Safari and Firefox, and don’t interoperate. I can get Gears for Internet Explorer 6.0+ and mobile, FireFox 1.5+ on Windows/Linux/OSX, Safari 3.1.1+ on MacOS Tiger and Opera Mobile 9.51; so they do interoperate with much of the browser cosmos. After a little searching I discovered that the only Chrome for Windows and Chrome Lite for Android support Gears.

Getting Google Gears for Chrome on Mac OS Snow Leopard

System requirements

  • Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, G4+/Intel CPU
  • Firefox 1.5+
  • Safari for Mac OS Snow Leopard is not supported
  • Chrome for Mac OS Snow Leopard is not supported

What’s going on?

According to the LA Times Technology blog[1] Google is going to end of life Gears, and migrate to HTML5. Apple had the same idea when they didn’t enable Flash support on their IPhone and IPad devices.

“We are excited that much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geolocation APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, and see that as the logical next step for developers looking to include these features in their websites,” wrote a Google spokesman.[1]

Last November TechCrunch noted:

Gears, which allows for offline web app functionality, is completely off the table as a Chrome for Mac feature right now, according to project lead Mike Pinkerton (he actually noted this back in July). Apparently, Google plans to push ahead with full HTML5 support rather than rely on Gears, at least on the Mac.[2]

So what shall I do in the mean time? What would you do?

  1. What’s powering Web apps: Google waving goodbye to Gears, hello to HTML5
  2. Features Chrome For Mac Beta Will Be Missing

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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Chrome Beta Breaks Internet? #chrome

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I hate programming UIs in browsers, I’m sure everybody does. With Google’s Chrome browser another headache is born. Chrome’s JavaScript Engine V8 implements ECMAScript-262, but not with some of the features that come in JavaScript v1.6 and are implemented by FireFox. One example is the “for each in,” not that this is implemented correctly in Internet Explorer.

var query = "plaap=poekoe&hi=hello";
var valPairs = query.split('&');

for each (var pair in valPairs) {
Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier
        var tempPair = pair.split('=');

There is a solution for this I found on the Mozilla Developers Center: forEach, with this you are able to implement a callback that cycles throught the Element.

if (!Array.prototype.forEach){
  Array.prototype.forEach = function(fun /*, thisp*/) {
    var len = this.length;
    if (typeof fun != "function")
      throw new TypeError();

    var thisp = arguments[1];
    for (var i = 0; i < len; i++) {
      if (i in this), this[i], i, this);

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 1, 2008 at 12:20 pm

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Predicting Chrome Privacy and Banking #google

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I have the proof: German Security Office Smells Stink on Google Chrome, and the irony is that he wasn’t even the first to predict this: Chrome in Sandbox. I installed it in a sandbox to protect me from the combination Internet & Beta Software, and I protected myself from Google.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm

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Chrome in Sandbox #google

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I finally decided to install Google Chrome, but I thought to make it even more powerful as a privacy protector I would install it in a sandbox, specifically Sandboxie.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 5, 2008 at 5:19 pm

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