My talk on Saturday about how to install and configure Drupal went fairly well. I’m afraid there was too much in the talk about file permissions and ownership, but that was a consequence of doing an install on a local web server.
The talk and its results prompted me to look into doing the actual install to replace the North Idaho Mineral Club web site. I installed it, set up a database and ran the install script. It was then I discovered that the web host, 1 And 1, had everything so locked down that I was not really allowed to install a content management system. I will talk to the powers that be and try to persuade them to change web hosts to one that doesn’t act like the KGB.
I also got more chores done over the weekend. I had to replace a head lamp in my Stealth, and that was a real voyage of discovery. That kind of thing is easy to do on my pickup, but the Stealth replacement meant practically taking apart the whole headlight assembly. Some fun.
I also finished replacing a running light on my teardrop trailer with an LED lamp. I found a much easier way to do that than with the first light I replaced. I have 2 more to replace, then I will look at replacing the tail lights.
I worked on the soccer program, but I discovered several things about it. First, I think I will have to save dates as strings in the database. The date components I have do not play well with the 21st century, for some reason. Second, I will have to find a way to iterate through a range of dates, so I can populate the practice sessions table. That may very well be a big challenge for me, as the version of Delphi I am using doesn’t have functions to do that.
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- Counter-Debunking the 1% Myth
- Free RTS Game for Linux: Warzone 2100
- Minimalistic Computing: TinyCore Linux 3.0
- 6 of the Best Free Linux Archive Managers
- G’MIC: More Than 190 Image Filters And Effects For GIMP
- Broadcom releases open source Linux 802.11n driver
- Does Linux Offer Too Much Choice?
- Open Source: FOSS Security Updates vs Microsoft Patch Day
- Tune In. Turn On. Turn Key.
“It’s Mine, and You Have to Pay (and Pay and Pay) For It”
- No, you don’t own it: Court upholds EULAs, threatens digital resale
- John Mellencamp: Takes From Others, But Refuses To Give Back
- Righthaven seeks domain name transfer â€“ relief that is not called for under the Copyright Act
- Is Sarah Palin a Computer Criminal?
- The mother of all patent battles
- ACTA, â€œEx Officioâ€ Enforcement, and Parallel Imports
- How Social Mores Can Deal With ‘Unfair’ Copying, Even In Absence Of Copyright
- Guess What, You Donâ€™t Own That Software You Bought
- Russian cops use excuse of pirated Microsoft products to raid dissidents, newspapers, and environmentalist groups
Local and Other News
- Detained By The Feds For Not Answering Questions
- Email worm wants to party like it’s 1999 (almost)
- What Adobe could learn from The Flying Wallendas
- An average Windows XP day
- Is US prudishness ruining the internet?
- IP address-tracing software breached data protection law
- Anti-US hacker takes credit for ‘Here you have’ worm