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Michael Corbett
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I'm writing some code that includes an Approval Step: i.e. it sends an email to someone and, within the email are two links: Approve and Don't Approve.  When the user clicks on one of these links it communicates with the app and runs code corresponding to the approve/non-approve response.  

There are a couple of out of date examples on Google Developers including Twitter Approval Manager.  The problem is that the code examples no longer work because UI service has been deprecated in favour of HTML service.

But creating an "approval step" email is such a common requirement that I'm surprised that there's no example code for HTML service.  Can anyone help me here?
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+Carl Mason Thanks, that's useful.  But what I really need is the HTML that accepts the user's response.  Unfortunately I haven't gone up the learning curve for HTML service  yet.
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Tesla have just announced that they’ll be doing a software update that will enable their cars to drive on the motorway in driverless mode.  They’ve kept rather quiet about it which is understandable given the potential backlash from governments.  I wonder how the UK government will respond to this fact?

The article goes on to say that apparently Google could easily have developed a car that was capable of driving in driverless mode on freeways - but instead they chose the hard route of developing a car that could operate driverlessly on ANY road.

The future seems to be arriving at a faster rate than any of us thought.  And it makes the UK government sponsored “milk float” driverless cars look a bit stupid.
The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the matter-of-factness with which...
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Pointless.  But strangely compelling.
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I went to the Bristol City Council ICT Suppliers event at the Watershed on Tuesday (10 November 2014).  Some interesting slides and some interesting activity at the subsequent roundtable discussions.  Bristol CC really need some sort of "shared area" in which the council can interact with suppliers - that would really facilitate collaboration.
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This really puts things into perspective.
 
The best time to plant a tree
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Up early to watch the balloons over Bristol.  #bristolballoonfiesta
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Gmail Traffic Analysis.  Does anyone know if there is a marketplace tool that analyses Gmail traffic for your domain to determine what the internal groups/communities/clans/tribes are within the organisation?  The picture below is from a non-Google-Apps tool that I've come across just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about..
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Great video - but it looks like the auto-generated sub-titles haven't been checked for accuracy!  Some strange words and phrases have crept in - I don't remember John or Debbie saying "all you can eat" for example.

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Finally, the ability to protect ranges from Google Script.
A few weeks ago, the Google Sheets team introduced improved control over protected sheets and ranges. Developers have told us they're looking for the same power in Google Apps Script — after all, ever since we added data validation to the Spreadsheet service, programmatic control over protected ...
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Sunset in #Fishponds  
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It looks like sunset in Ibiza :)!
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Ho Ho!  The British Universities aren't going to like this!  LinkedIn have actually looked at the career outcomes for past graduates and ranked the universities accordingly.  Probably a better measure than the one the universities themselves use.
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I'm a Rush fan and I agree with Brian Lanier - I don't get it!  What am I missing?
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I set up ProductBox in 2006 as a product management consultancy but now the focus is drifting toward cloud computing under the Cloudtouch banner. I'm developing code (using Google Script) with a view to automating certain business processes - including product management related ones.
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    Director, 2006 - present
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chepstow - midland, michigan - 77815, germany - basingstoke - penarth
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Managing & developing products and services - and a Google Apps specialist to boot.
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I live and work in Bristol.  My focus for the last few years has been Google Apps, including coding for this platform. 
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I was the person who set up and ran Bristol Social Media. (I might start it up again if enough people ask.)
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  • Bristol Business School
    MBA, 2002 - 2005
  • Swansea University
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1984
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    Diploma in Marketing, 1992 - 1994
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