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Prepopulate and Bookmarklets in Drupal

OK, so FINALLY I figured how to get my old blog and link bookmarklets working again in Drupal.

You need to install the prepopulate module first.

Packt's Open Source CMS finalists

The Packt Open Source Content Management System Award is designed to encourage, support, recognize and reward an Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that has been selected by a panel of judges and visitors to www.PacktPub.com.

JQuery Additions to Site

JQuery is now being used to provide some site features.

One of the first things I added was a floating block tab box, using both the rounded corner plugin and the tab plugin.

The tab box reads the h2.title from the enabled block, and transfers that title to the tab. The usual title of the block is hidden using CSS so it is still readable as a DOM element.

Features:

  • Tabs disappear if block is not enabled
  • 3 tabs, more than 1 block allowed in each tab
  • content is hidden until block is fully assembled, then fades in, pushing content aside

DeCSS Truth?

Some common unknown truth about DeCSS


So, you heard about Jon Johansen, the Creator of DeCSS? A brave soul,
which only intent was to help the linux community playing DVDs? And
you know, that the sole reason why he released only a windows version
of DeCSS was that Linux didn't supported DVD (or UDF) at that time?

Disk Wiper

Darik's Boot and Nuke Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

Work Friendly

Pretty cool way to hide your surfing from prying eyes. Try it out, you will love it, I promise :)

 

http://www.workfriendly.net/

Toshiba P30-R1 and Gentoo (and Ubuntu/Debian/FC/Knoppix)

Overall:

  • Everything works except memory card reader which seems like it is a piece of crap if you will pardon the expression.
  • PS2 support should be compiled as a module and modprobed later in boot sequence for touchpad support.. I just add it to /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6
  • You can either use radeon built-in xorg drier or the ati-drivers solution
  • Madwifi + wpa_supplicant works better than on any other distro. The tweaks to conf.d/net are awesome!
  • screen timings: HorizSync 31.5 - 57.0 ; VertRefresh 50-70

[G2:608]
SEE : http://emidio.planamente.ch/pages/linux_howto_laptop.php#ACPI

Gotchas

 

  • Keyboard would not work until I plugged and unplugged a USB one?
    • I think this was an issue with the kernel USB modules I selected (or did not select)... recompliling now to see..

Cross Compiling to Ubuntu or Debian System from Gentoo client

Came across this error while trying to set up my 2 ubuntu boxen to compile with distcc for my gentoo laptop and workstation.

(dcc_execvp) ERROR: failed to exec i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc: No such file or directory

Solution:

add

CC='gcc'
CXX='c++'

addLoadEvent

OK, so I had a problem with this theme disabling the javascript functions within Drupal, specifically the collapsible fieldsets in the administration>settings page. This, after much hair-pulling was due to the rather dumb fact that I was using a window.onlad call in my custom javascript that powers the theme.

Virtualized Workspaces

I have jumped headfirst into virtualization, running both VMWare and OpenVZ as my platforms. I have virtualized my mail server, and can redeploy it in about 2 minutes all told, from nothing to a full blown fetchmail/mailscanner/postfix/courier-imap server.

WPA on Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS

WIFI support and documentation of using WPA on Ubuntu (or anywhere else for that matter) is RIDICULOUSLY BAD, if not non-existent. The vast majority of the docs you will find show how to setup WEP, which is horribly broken and insecure, not to mention ancient in this day and age. Obviously, we all must use WPA or better, yet linux seems to only now be catching up with this.

Ubuntu - Don't Use .bash_profile

Well, this annoyed me a little. I am used to putting my keychain (ssh-agent) startup in ~/.bash_profile, so it will be sourced at login either at desktop or remotely. Unfortunately, Ubuntu has taken away this functionality, and replaced it with.... well, we have no idea, since it is not written in the file itself, or anywhere except by google finding.
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