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Install Claws Mail on Ubuntu

How to install Claws Mail, "the user-friendly, lightweight, and fast e-mail client" on Ubuntu:

Seeing donor information on WePay

This is not a technical post— simply how to navigate the WePay site to see the e-mail addresses of who has donated to you. It is not intuitive.

First log in.

If you have more than one account, they are all listed. Select the one that you are interested in.

Press the full-line link about donations pointed to here:

Then press the tab called Donors pointed to here:

Troubleshooting ssh connections problem

Micky found this which was key to debugging our connection problem— one way to watch what is happening with the SSH connection attempt is by opening a port just for this use on the server:

sudo /usr/sbin/sshd -d -p 2222

Then from the client:

ssh -vv -p 2222


Overriding a string the second-simplest way in Drupal 7

Here's the situation: You don't need administrator-customizable strings like the String Overrides modules provide, but you'd like the changes in a more share-able (or consistently version controlled) place than settings.php, which details an easy $conf way of doing string overrides.

Well, here's how to do it with a variable set function that can go in a module's install or update hook:

Adding Git projects to the KGB bot

Stefan set up the kgb-bot to post in the Agaric IRC channel when anyone pushes a commit to one of our repositories. These repositories are hosted on our server, and each one needs to have a very simple bit of configuration added to it and to the KGB server configuration when we add one.

Here's the easiest way for me to do that. For information about getting started with KGB in the first place, see

Functional tests with the CFWheels testing framework

We're doing some functions tests for cfwheels even though the main docs - - have only controller, model, view. Trying to test our showUserText() function alone failed because it was telling me it doesn't know anything about other functions it calls that are in fact core to CFWheels (stripTags, in this case).

Capture all sent mail locally with Postfix

For development, you don't want any e-mail sent to the outside world, but you do want to be able to see all mail your sites or application try to send. Here is a configuration of Postfix to do that.

The trick is to BCC everything to a local user, and discard without error any other sending.

This is based on several guides and Q&As online but well, none of them worked for me, so here's exactly what i did (minus all the missteps).

CFWheels DBMigrate plugin

Started with which last released 0.6 in October 2010.
Now trying the 0.8.2 release of its fork on Github,

Command line Git on Windows

A principal at Agaric regrettably uses Microsoft Windows as a primary operating system. In fact, though, everything works great for him using the open source integrated development environment Eclipse to develop, including using the eGit plugin-- except when something goes wrong, and my (limited) command line knowledge of Git is useless to help him.

Fortunately, it turns out to be pretty easy to have command-line Git on Windows with Eclipse, it just isn't well documented.

Show main menu links in the admin menu

* Alter the admin menu to show main menu links there also (for admin pages).
function example_admin_menu_output_alter(&$content) {
// Retrieve the Main menu link tree.
$tree = menu_build_tree('main-menu');
$links = admin_menu_links_menu($tree);
  if (!empty(
$links)) {
// Fake out a top-level main menu link.
$links['#title'] = t('Main menu');
$links['#href'] = '<front>';
$links['#options'] = array(
'alias' => true,
$links['#weight'] = 100;
$content['menu']['main_menu'] = $links;
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