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This website is composed of information connected through taxonomy. It is simultaneously a proof-of-concept and a means to allow Agaric to share and store information both within the collective and the world as part of our open documentation philosophy.

Printer-Friendly View and CCK

This page describes a way to make an end run around the printer-friendly module and just load a new stylesheet for making pages look good for printing:

Printer-Friendly View and CCK?
http://drupal.org/node/94098

But surely there is a righter, more Drupal way of doing this?

If we can find one, we'll post about it back to the issue queue also.. somewhere else

This page describes a way to make an end run around the printer-friendly module and just load a new stylesheet for making pages look good for printing:

Printer-Friendly View and CCK?
http://drupal.org/node/94098

But surely there is a righter, more Drupal way of doing this?

If we can find one, we'll post about it back to the issue queue also.. somewhere else

http://drupal.org/node/94098#comment-176891

Fixing Clean URLs on Some Drupal Installations

On some servers, the initial installation of Drupal will fail the clean URLs test.

Just giving the server an initial path, "/" in .htaccess solves this problem.

Keywords: .htaccess rule change Drupal clean URLs

On some servers, the initial installation of Drupal will fail the clean URLs test.

Just giving the server an initial path, "/" in .htaccess solves this problem.

Keywords: .htaccess rule change Drupal clean URLs

Fun with GNU-Linux Shell: Messaging Other Users

to send messages to another user simply type write username then you can type your message and ctrl+c sends it.

to find out which users are logged in type users

gnu linux message ssh user

In addition to write, there's a more interactive, Instant Messaging (IM) style of GNU-Linux communication: talk.

talk username

Note: it will not cause any dock icon to bounce or taskbar button to flash when someone responds to you!

to send messages to another user simply type write username then you can type your message and ctrl+c sends it.

to find out which users are logged in type users

gnu linux message ssh user

In addition to write, there's a more interactive, Instant Messaging (IM) style of GNU-Linux communication: talk.

talk username

Note: it will not cause any dock icon to bounce or taskbar button to flash when someone responds to you!

Apache, PHP, and disaster

Help! I've installed Apache 2.2 and PHP 5.2 and all my PHP is printed plain text!

Isn't this right?

# Use for PHP 5.x:
LoadModule php5_module        modules/libphp5.so
AddHandler php5-script php

PHP and Apache are both running, appear to know about each other, but cannot get PHP files to be interpreted? This is an emergency help situation.

I'd say it happens to the best of us, but modesty precludes.

I threw into httpd.conf:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

Help! I've installed Apache 2.2 and PHP 5.2 and all my PHP is printed plain text!

Isn't this right?

# Use for PHP 5.x:
LoadModule php5_module        modules/libphp5.so
AddHandler php5-script php

PHP and Apache are both running, appear to know about each other, but cannot get PHP files to be interpreted? This is an emergency help situation.

I'd say it happens to the best of us, but modesty precludes.

I threw into httpd.conf:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php

PHPIniDir "/usr/local/apache2/php/php.ini"

one of them did it.

Installing ClamAV: NOT YET SUCCESSFUL

Agaric Design Collective is installing CiviCRM's CiviMail for a client, which requires AMaViS, which optionally asks for ClamAV. We will be taking optional at its word right now, since it has dependencies for OpenSSL tools that are more recent than what the rest of this CentOS installation use.

Agaric Design Collective is installing CiviCRM's CiviMail for a client, which requires AMaViS, which optionally asks for ClamAV. We will be taking optional at its word right now, since it has dependencies for OpenSSL tools that are more recent than what the rest of this CentOS installation use.

General RPM instructions: http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/rpminstall.html
General Yum instructions: http://crash.fce.vutbr.cz/yum-repository.html

Future reference: building your own RPMs. http://www.hobbitmon.com/hobbiton/2005/07/msg00280.html

Installing ClamAV

Get Real Step by Step

Brainstorm

Come up with ideas.

Paper sketches

Sketches are quick, dirty, and cheap and that's exactly how you want to start out. Draw stuff. Scrawl stuff. Boxes, circles, lines. Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. The goal at this point should be to convert concepts into rough interface designs. This step is all about experimentation. There are no wrong answers.

(I've never understood how, let alone why, to make brainstorming and sketches separate steps.)

Brainstorm

Come up with ideas.

Paper sketches

Sketches are quick, dirty, and cheap and that's exactly how you want to start out. Draw stuff. Scrawl stuff. Boxes, circles, lines. Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper. The goal at this point should be to convert concepts into rough interface designs. This step is all about experimentation. There are no wrong answers.

(I've never understood how, let alone why, to make brainstorming and sketches separate steps.)

Create HTML screens

Basic Mail Debugging

Mail doesn't work? Not receiving e-mails? Any of those problems, don't do what I did: start with some basic mail troubleshooting:

You may want to check your /etc/syslog.conf file (vi /etc/syslog.conf) to make sure it's doing this:

# (- Log all the mail messages to one place.)
mail.* -/var/log/maillog

If so, then check out that log!

You can go directly to the end of it:

sudo tail /var/log/maillog

Mail doesn't work? Not receiving e-mails? Any of those problems, don't do what I did: start with some basic mail troubleshooting:

You may want to check your /etc/syslog.conf file (vi /etc/syslog.conf) to make sure it's doing this:

# (- Log all the mail messages to one place.)
mail.* -/var/log/maillog

If so, then check out that log!

You can go directly to the end of it:

sudo tail /var/log/maillog

(Sudo may be required if you aren't logged in as root, which you shouldn't be.)

Still more Getting Real

Continued from More notes on Getting Real.

Human Solutions

Build software for general concepts and encourage people to create their own solutions

Don't force conventions on people. Instead make your software general so everyone can find their own solution. Give people just enough to solve their own problems their own way. And then get out of the way.

From "Human Solutions"

More notes on Getting Real

Continued from First Notes on Getting Real, a book by web app company 37 Signals.

Differentiate yourself from bigger companies by being personal and friendly

Hell, we're all over that one.

From "Be Yourself"

What's the Big Idea

Before you start designing or coding anything you need to know the purpose of your product — the vision. Think big. Why does it exist? What makes it different than other similar products?

Create Mailman list through the command line

On a Dedicated or Virtual Private Server:

You can use the locate command to discover where your newlist file lives:

locate newlist | grep -v template

And so then:

# /usr/lib/mailman/bin/newlist [email protected]
prompt > Enter the email of the person running the list:
prompt > Initial mailman-test password:

And place the text it generates into /etc/aliases or its equivalent on your system. With Postfix installed, for instance, you might need to paste that text into /etc/postfix/aliases (even though /etc/aliases exists.)