Drupal 4.6

I've just finished updating this site to Drupal 4.6. It went pretty smoothly, except for some hiccups with the image module. I like the new version, even though not much is different. The slightly changed look of the site might give this away, too. If there are any problems …

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Misspelling my Domain

In recent times, I've actually seen more misspellings of the domain which hosts this journal than accurate ones. I've seen

  • tinker.net--which, in reality, is a site on how to catch reel big fish.
  • ticker.net--which, in reality, is held by some domain squatter.
  • fiker.net--which, in reality …
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Comment Spam

I've had this site for barely two weeks, and even this short time was enough for comment spammers to catch on. The site emailed me with notifications of new comments, and even from the notification emails, I was pretty certain as to what had happened. Somebody was trying to direct …

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More Drupal wizardry

I've been molding this site according to my publishing needs, and in the process of doing so, I've ventured into the Drupal source code. I've made a few changes that I believe are generally useful. Besides submitting them to the respective maintainers, I'll post them here for added accessibility.

  • I've …
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Drupal wizardry

If you are trying to set up your personal site using Drupal, these insights might come in handy. At least, those were the points that cost me the most time to figure out.

  • As far as web writing markup goes, do not use Textile, do use Markdown. Not only does …
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A real journal on the real Internet!

So, the site is finally out on the real Internet. Thanks to Josie for co-funding this server. This means that we're now open 24 hours a day, fast and not behind a flaky DSL line. And the people rejoiced. :D

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