Integrating SimpleSAMLphp with Azure Active Directory

Many organisations use Microsoft’s “Azure Active Directory” service to manage all their logins. If you want your web site to let people in one of those organisations log in to your PHP-based web site then the SAML protocol can be used to facilitate that process, without them needing to manually create an account on your […]

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COVID-19: Free Educational Software for Teaching and Working from Home

As we’re all staying home, students, teachers and workers may find this list of free software useful. These programs are free of cost and free to be changed by anyone, and most are available for various operating systems. Many of these have closed source proprietary equivalents so this list will mostly be of interest to […]

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Choosing a new direction in tech

For the last 10 years, Drupal has been my go-to tool to get great web sites built. However, it is clear to all but the true believers that time is ending. The total number of Drupal web sites peaked in early 2016. Even now, 3.5 years after D8 was launched, there are still 2.5 times […]

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Don’t delete Facebook – tame it

Any free service that exists solely on advertising and which has extensive user profiles is selling your data and undermines democracy and human rights. e.g. Facebook, Google. On the other hand Apple and Microsoft make most of their revenue from sales of hardware and software so are probably not as dangerous. However the general trend […]

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First page not printing in IE 7

A weird problem was happening on one of my sites where IE 7 could print off a web page, but the first page of printing was blank – the content wasn’t pushed off to the second page, the first page was simply empty and the second continued on from where the first would have ended. […]

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