Battle Creek Winter

Battle Creek, near the spillway at McPherson County State Lake (Maxwell). This post debuts a new feature on this site. On select posts, you can now click on the image and see a larger version, all without leaving the page you’re viewing! This feature is commonly known as a lightbox, and is implemented using the … Read more

Drupal: Email Notification of New Comments

In other tech news, I’m posting this article both for future reference and in hopes it may help others who face a similar situation: by default, there is no notification when new comments are submitted to a Drupal site. In order to receive an email notification whenever new comments are posted to your Drupal site, … Read more

8 Cores Good

Software that can utilize all 8 cores, even better!

Her Morning Elegance

If everything is working, here’s an embedded video that I recently found. The stop action footage is delightful, and the accompanying song is pretty nice as well. Oren Lavie – Her Morning Eleganceby IgnitionVM Here’s a direct link to the video if the embedded version doesn’t work: Her Morning Elegance Thanks to Matt at the … Read more

Drupal: Validate Views Arguments

As previously mentioned, this site is now powered by the powerful open-source content management system (CMS) known as Drupal. While things are working pretty well, (if you ignore the fact that the number of visitors has dropped by 2/3rds; that’s a separate topic) there was one minor issue that was been bugging me, and I … Read more

All the Pages on Drupal

I’ve moved this site, All the Pages, from WordPress to Drupal. This is just a short test post. If you can see this, then it looks like everything is working. Watch for a “real” post coming soon!

Mac Eclipse Setup

Having successfully resolved my PHP, phpMyAdmin and MySQL issues, I next turned to the task of getting the Eclipse software development environment up and running on my Mac. I started with the latest version, one that’s pre-loaded with the most needed bells and whistles: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Note I said “most needed.” … Read more

PHP, MySQL and phpMyAdmin, on my Mac, Oh My!

I recently updated the web application hosting environment on my Mac (Leopard, 10.5.6 as of this writing) in order to support a local copy of Drupal. I have a local copy of TWiki, which is the wiki software we use the most at work, but as I begin using Drupal more and more, I decided … Read more

How to get Drupal working with Nginx

For the past two months, I’ve been consumed by a new project that involves a software product known as drupal. Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. I’m quite taken with it, and … Read more

All Good Things in All Good Time

Today I announced that I’ll be ceasing the publication of my photoblog, luminosity, when the 500th image is posted in a few days. I wanted to mention it here as well, because this is where I first announced luminosity, and I’ve discussed the site a few times since then. Below is what I had to … Read more