Over the last two weeks I've been working on a project to convert one of our client's websites to Brightcove 3 players. As I am quite new to drupal but not to PHP you can imagine that many of the problems I had were…
September 18th, 2009
The decision to store settings.php in your version control system can be sticky. On one hand, there may be application-specific settings you would like to manage (perhaps the session lifetime, for example). On the other…
September 15th, 2009
It's almost time -- Sunday, September 20 at 8 PM on CBS -- for TVs finest to come together for the Primetime Emmy® Awards. Amid the glitz and glamor, the stars being photographed on the red carpet, the acceptance speeches…
September 15th, 2009
Here is a short list of things I check before finishing a new deployment.
Database logging row limit (admin/settings/logging/dblog)
August 29th, 2009
I just figured out a fix for an annoyingly circuitous, tortuous, and baffling MySQL problem. I am not yet an expert of back-end system configuration, but I can tool around a bit (i.e. I know where the my.cnf, php.ini, etc.…
August 21st, 2009
Reading through the Weekly Drupal feed, I found a linked site that is pretty rad.
Being primarily a developer, I am always interested in exploring the way the designer's side of Drupal. Besides helping me understand…
July 30th, 2009
Recently we had an interesting issue with one of our multi-site Drupal hosting deployments; the cron was not running regularly. Sifting through the logs showed that the cron seemed to be running extraordinarily long.
June 22nd, 2009
By now you may have heard about the frenzy for grabbing a personalized URL for Facebook. Within 15 minutes of the service being available Friday night, over a half million had Facebook usernames and within 12 hours the…
June 15th, 2009
I was recently working on a Brazilian Drupal 6.x site that uses CCK forms and needed some functionality to map a dropdown select list of states to another dropdown of cities in the chosen state, which I accomplished using a…
May 8th, 2009
Facebook just announced a public API to the Facebook Stream (aka Facebook updates).
April 27th, 2009
Ran into an interesting little snag this morning - a client's Drupal site was spitting out "Access Denied" errors for all page loads by anonymous users. It didn't appear to be a permissions problem - the nodes just wouldn't…
April 10th, 2009
I just read an article by @marshallk (thanks to @turoczy for the link) asking how much you would pay for Twitter. Mr.
March 26th, 2009