Friday, March 24, 2006

RSS Reader list

RSS continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and so does the list of readers.
Here is a large list with small descriptions and links to websites.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Upgrading Drupal

I recently attempted an upgrade of a Drupal installation from 4.5.2 to 4.6.5
Firat I went from 4.5.2 to 4.6.0 and this appeared to be successful. Likewise the move to 4.6.2 and 4.6.3. However somewhere in 4.6.4 and 4.6.5 it screwed up something and I ended up not being able to see any blocks on the side bar. The data was all still there but I couldnt access anything. I ended up dumping the database and starting from scratch. It was painful but necessary.
Then I get two emails about Drupal security vulnerabilities and telling me to upgrade to 4.6.6.
I don't think so.

I love Drupal. It is an awesome content management system, and great for creating websites. I will eventually convert SpyJournal to a Drupal site.
However the upgrade system is the most painful thing I have ever experienced. Just read the Drupal forums!
In my opinion, until they make it a requirement that non core modules are upgradeable with the core system and that if they don't they remain in CVS, this will continue to be an issue with a lot of web developers.
In the meantime I have all my Drupal installations on a mix of 4.5.2, 4.6.3, 4.6.5 and one at 4.7.0. And no plans to change!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Link dump

Application for a night out with the boys
Application for a night out with the girls
Jet powered VW takes to the street
Attachment Parenting - commentary on skimpy clothing for young girls
Awesome ski holiday in New Zealand Package deal
66 Chevy Nova Website
Indy 500 the Dog
Integrate a PC into your home theatre
Make the most of your media center
Gwen Stefani realses a special digital camera building on the Harajuku Lovers clothing brand name
Free content article submission website - sign up and publish your articles there in the categories you are an expert in
Ramblings of Rohan - my sysadmin's blog
The weather in Kiev - right now!
Alliance of Sympetra - gaming guild
Beerbelly - the removeable spare tyre beverage storage unit
XFire Fear of Girls Movie!
Dragon Mount Portal Stone Worlds - Robert Jordans Wheel Of Time Fan website
Jyllands Posten - the Danish Newspaper site that first published the Mahommad Cartoons
Webserver on a USB Key

Excellent Drupal modules
Bad Behaviour download