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GDPR: Some helpful documentation

It seems that I can help some readers with a library of information about GDPR, the new (in May 2018) European Regulation about Privacy and the handling Personal Data on web sites. It may appear as quite complex. So, I collected a list of those articles I found most interesting for a first reading/introduction (aimed at… Read More

Test your web site load speed

While working on improving the performance of my web sites, I have been using several tools in order to evaluate the performance of the site itself. Some are good, some are very good, some are overwhelmingly good. You cannot avoid mentioning the Google webmaster tools. They do a lot of things and contain a performance… Read More

PHP changes

This is what I told myself when uncovering a little PHP code fragment that stopped working on one of my web sites. So, this is a reminder for those of you inattentive programmers like me: $DOCUMENT_ROOT = $HTTP_SERVER_VARS[‘DOCUMENT_ROOT’]; is deprecated and works no longer. You must now use the newest form: $DOCUMENT_ROOT = $_SERVER[‘DOCUMENT_ROOT’];. Be… Read More

Fight SPAM and scan books

It is well known that the human brain has pattern matching capabilities much further advanced than those of the best equivalent software programs. This explains that failure rates of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program may be as high as 1% (or even 2%) of errors, which is requiring later human proof-reading to ensure a reasonable… Read More