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. ) Continue reading “Web Site Testing with MaxQ”

SPARQL on WordPress

For various reasons I needed to look at SPARQL again. What’s the easiest way to put it up?, Here! I’ve been working with LH-Tools which is commented on at its authors site, and LH-RDF. I did not get this to finish satisfactorily, mainly based on my lack of SPARQL skills. May 2015

LH-Tools implements a SPARQL endpoint, and LH-RDF implements a series of alternative RDF schemas. LH-RDF has been deactivated at the moment, but the SPARQL query screen is here; it uses the default rdf feed as a source.

Pool Party are now playing. i,e. there’s a Pool Party plugin.

I have errors occurring when using LH-RDF; see the comments to track. Jan 2017

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My little mail server

What a pile of poo! I have access to four smtp servers and they all have limits on the distribution list size! (They are all about the same size of 100). Google will allow 2000 per list but only if you use one of their clients. Let’s try and bring up an SMTP server, connect it to DNS, and then send them myself. Sounds like a job for AWS. Continue reading “My little mail server”

Planet, mingle & wordpress

While developing the new web site, I had a look at how my mingle was organised. The current regime has a conversion rules file for each output format and one for HTML. I need to incorporate the HTML output in a wordpress page and also apply the wordpress style rules to the HTML. I solved this problem by generating three html files, a feed, a source key and an output format key and then including them in the host page. Continue reading “Planet, mingle & wordpress”

About Maps and Data

This is an omnibus article on data visualisation using maps. I went back to map visualisation solution in the autumn of 2014. This maps tag retrieves the the articles on this wiki. My current interests is in web hosted maps visualisations and thus in wordpress. I have also found this article, 10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps. A couple of these look very interesting. UMapper and HeatMaps look rather fun. I have also experimented with Tableau Software’s public aka community release. Continue reading “About Maps and Data”

Pidgin & TRM Runes

While trying to configure pidgin to act as a console for TRM once known as Reuters’ Messenger, I came across this page at their sourceforge site which documents the magic runes, critically the User Name.

Yes, me. Since version 1.3.4

Params: Anvanced tab: nothing basically. Connection type – auto. UNCHECK “Use Single Sign-On” (!) Otherwise it’ll use your Windows Domain credentials with Reuters network, which is rather incorrect.

Basic tab:
Username: first.last.company.com@reuters.net
Login: first.last@company.com

(Username is basically derived from the login name by replacing @ to dot and then adding @reuters.net)
Don’t forget that you may have unique password in Reuters network, not the same as your PC/Domain password.

They both tightened up on their SSL management , this page refers.

…..there have been considerable changes to the SSL handling in the NSS module. One part of them seems to be that the default for SSL cipher suites now follows the recommendation to disable known unsecure suites, e.g. that use RC4.

You can change the settings with Tools -> Plugins -> NSS Preferences. On my company account, which is a OCS2007 installation, I needed to enable at least TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA or TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_MD5 before SSL connections went through again.

However, don’t forget to keep your SIPE libraries up to date!