Just thought I'd throw this one up there. It's a Linux bash shell script I wrote this morning. You know when you want to take a copy of your production database down to localhost for testing? Not rocket science, but a bit of a pain. This dramatically speeds things up.
So comments are back up and running. I still need to migrate all the old Node Comments to core Drupal comments, but at least it is now a properly moderated mechanism so it should get rid of the spam. The rest can happen when it happens.
Microsoft Office .docx file extension read by Internet Explorer 7/8 as a Zip file
Firstly, thanks for Russ at Manta Ray Media for doing the Google leg-work on this one.
I didn't know how to get Evolution's auto-complete feature to behave, so I Googled around. The most useful HOWTO was here:
Just a quick one this morning. I discovered this last night while trying to get the Java plug-in to work with Firefox in Fedora 10 (I didn't, for the record).
Interested in processing your own video on your Drupal website?
Good news for all you people who want to process their own video on their Drupal website.
If understanding Linux is an important part of your work and you want to know how to properly configure a RedHat-based distro like Fedora or CentOS, then carry on reading.
Apache2 on the Fedora core (in my case Fedora 10) can be a fiddly beast.
Ouch! Finally found a moment to make a new blog post and instead spent an hour weeding through the spam in my comments - and I'm still not finished!
I have finally put pen to paper on my germinating ideas surrounding a Drupal module for publishing Drupal content and applications via Adobe AIR.
Using the Location module and Google Maps for postal code searching in the UK
I'm just finishing the first phase of a job using the GMap and Location modules in tandem (along with Views) to create assorted location maps driven by the G
Or at least, I think it is. My new module. I managed to release a dev snapshot last night which answers some of the bigger issues with it.
You probably know about dependencies in modules and how to declare them in a module's .info file. In case you're not familiar with the concept, it looks like this:
For those of you unfamiliar with the ImageCache module, get familiar here:http://drupal.org/project/imagecache
What to do with those killer modules in Drupal 5 that have died in D6?
I'm in the process of updating my training materials for various Drupal courses I teach so they reflect the new Drupal landscape, post Drupal 6 launch and wide acceptance.
User review of my new Asus EEE PC 901
I've Tweeted about this too much, so Twitter followers will probably be sick of hearing about it, but the other day my new Asus EEE PC 901 with Linux pre-installed arrived. In fact, I'm typing this blog post on it right now.
I came in this morning to tackle the bug from hell.
Chris Charabaruk, AKA @coldacid, is leading the charge to replicate Dan Zarella's Tweetbacks for Wordpress in Drupal.
(This may well apply to Drupal 5.x as well, but I have not tested it so for now this post is only tagged 6.x.)
I had an issue the other day born out of a misconception about the way block and page caching works.
No more phantom XML-RPC failures caused by variable type!
You may or may not be aware web services are very strictly typed (well, XML is, period). That means if you send a web service a string, e.g. '233', when it wants an integer, e.g. 233 (note the very subtle difference) it will break!