blogging more

I don't remember when the last time was that the front page of my blog only went back 3 days. I'm definitely blogging more after dropping out of twitterville. Definitely having more fun with the blog, anyway.

rebirth

I've been planning to reboot this blog with a simplified theme, perhaps a magazine-type layout. I've decided to start with this Blue Zinfandel theme, and have started hacking on it. No more banner images. No more heavy design. Mandigo has served me well (as K2 did before that). But it's time for change. There may be some things missing for now, but it's time to simplify. Of course, now that Jen launched her new theme for her blog today, I'm just totally following her again. [Read More]

Upgraded to Drupal 5

I just finished the first pass at upgrading this blog to Drupal 5.0. Looks like almost everything is working right out of the gate. I hit a few minor glitches: spam.module has a strange bug, where it fails to display nodes with ID larger than 1519. Node 1520 and higher failed to display at all until I disabled spam.module and switched to Akismet. CCK - my bikelog is MIA. [Read More]

Batman visits!

I was just checking in, and on my Sitemeter stats page, saw an interesting recent visitor:

Visit from the Bat CaveVisit from the Bat Cave

I didn't realize Batman had moved the Cave so far from Gotham City. But, in another score for Drupal, the Dark Knight is researching how to move from Wordpress to Drupal.

Comment Notification by eMail now available again!

Thanks to some great work by Christoph C. Cemper, there is now a module available to enable email notifications for comments by anonymous users (which, on my blog, is everyone but myself) on a Drupal blog. There should now be a "follow comments by email" checkbox underneath the comment submission form, which adds the much-missed feature. It needs a (minor?) change to the stock comment.module, but Christoph provides a modified version of that. [Read More]

Stopping the raging banality

This blog is about 2 posts away from devolving into a bona fide cat diary (and I'm not exactly a fan of cats). I'll be trying to stop barfing banality into the internet tubes, so as a result I'll probably be posting much less. Hopefully, as quantity goes down, quality (and relevance) may go up? Or, I might just wind up raising the bar so high that I finally fall out of this whole blogging thing. [Read More]

1 month blogging with Drupal

It's been about a month since I made the switch from WordPress 2 to Drupal 4.7 to power my blog. There have been some ups and downs, but I have to say that I have absolutely no regrets about the move, nor do I plan on moving back any time soon. Some things I still miss from the WordPress days though - commenters able to subscribe to a thread of comments via email. [Read More]

Drupal Search Funkiness

I've been noticing that the search feature of this Drupal blog has been acting up for awhile - searching for "drupal" turns up only 4 items, but I've written many many posts mentioning Drupal. I didn't think it was a big deal, but I've actually been getting emails and IMs asking me wtf wrt searching. So, I dug a bit deeper. Turns out, Drupal is refusing to index my content when cron. [Read More]

Drupal Image Uploading

OK. I think I've just about gotten things closer to "feeling" right for me here. I was just fiddling with the Image and img_assist , and the drupalimage TinyMCE plugin, and finally got them all behaving as expected. Now, I can post an image to the blog while writing an entry, and it goes one step further than what WordPress did. Drupal will create a completely independent "Image" content node, with full title/description/tag " [Read More]

Photos

Since moving from WordPress to Drupal, my WordPress-integrated photo album is offline. In the meantime, please visit my Flickr account .