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Converting from Brightcove 2 and loading arbitrary videos

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…
Chuck Vose
September 18th, 2009
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Stage-specific Drupal settings with local_settings.php

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…
Dylan Tack
September 15th, 2009
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Metal Toad Media gears up for the Primetime Emmy® Awards show with Emmys.com

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…
Joaquin Lippincott
September 15th, 2009
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Drupal Deployment Checklist

Here is a short list of things I check before finishing a new deployment. Database logging row limit (admin/settings/logging/dblog)
Dylan Tack
August 29th, 2009
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Trouble with Drupal, MySQL and non UTF-8 formats

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.…
Barrett Olafson
August 21st, 2009
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Drupal 6 Theme Test-driver

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…
Barrett Olafson
July 30th, 2009
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A Drupal version of chicken vs. egg: external API content fetching and cron failures

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.
Barrett Olafson
June 22nd, 2009
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Facebook Usernames Not Available for All Pages (yet)

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…
Joaquin Lippincott
June 15th, 2009
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Drupal/AJAX: Exercise caution when using special foreign characters

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…
Barrett Olafson
May 8th, 2009
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Twitter look out! Here comes Facebook Stream

Facebook just announced a public API to the Facebook Stream (aka Facebook updates).
Joaquin Lippincott
April 27th, 2009
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Drupal 'Access Denied' on all pages

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…
Sean McKeon
April 10th, 2009
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What Twitter worth? I'm talking cash here...

I just read an article by @marshallk (thanks to @turoczy for the link) asking how much you would pay for Twitter. Mr.
Joaquin Lippincott
March 26th, 2009

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