User login


Drupal wish: Configuration setting to make all content types default to create new revision

Update: All this is superseded by an existing module,

Requests for this feature go all the way back to the days of Drupal 4.6, at the least:

create new revision by default
(4.6 era post!)

This feature remains wanted-- here is the manual instructions, for!

Personal site style marketing brainstorm

was node/1379


Kerberos user creation and password changes for Agaric test sites

Everyday use

You can change your password at

Or when logged in to with kpasswd (first type your current password, and then your new one, twice).

Initial setup of a user via the command line

These commands can be run on Agaric's test server,

First, to see if a username already exists, you can list them with listprincs:

Create a new user on Agaric's test server at MayFirst/PeopleLink

Creating a public key

The user to be added (we'll call him Andrew) types this in his terminal:


Then he sends his public key to the person acting as sysadmin at the moment. As an e-mail attachment is fine. For users not used to the command line it can be hard to find the public key in a hidden .ssh folder, but it is possible to use scp to put it on a server both the user and the acting sysadmin have access to.

Adding the user to the server

The sysadmin then logs into the test server and uses standard Debian commands:

Value Pricing

Jon Lax

There will be scenarios where the success portion takes months and you may not be in a position to wait for those results due to your business situation. For us, let’s say we have a client who wants to increase twitter followers. We quote the project as follows…

Deploying the Agaric way


Where we come from

After journeying from Capistrano to Vlad we eventually use pure Rake tasks for our deployment. While Vlad was a great improvement it also had downsides. Lack of feedback from tasks made it hard to tell why they failed. Also the most interesting feature of those deployment tools is not required in our case: The ability to roll out to many servers at the same time.

copyright protection of images

One concern she has is copyright protection of slide images that might be put on the web site. They may want to have images available for teaching but they do not want people to link to the images or to take the images and use them without their permission. Are there effective mechanisms for copyright protection of images on a web site? I think they might consider adding digital watermarks, displaying a visible copyright message on images, and blocking search engines from crawling in certain directories. This

There's more than one way to span a date...

In theory you can put HTML code right into a custom date format declaration. Actually, this did not quite work for some reason... somewhere in class year the code just gave up and pled for mercy.

\<\d\i\v \c\l\a\s\s\="\m"\>M\<\/\d\i\v\>\<\d\i\v \c\l\a\s\s\="\d\y"\>d\<\/\d\i\v\>\<\d\i\v \c\l\a\s\s\="\y\r"\>Y\<\/\d\i\v\>

Slick top-level-domain style URLs for your local development sites on Ubuntu (and Mac OS X running Ubuntu in a VM)

In order for the cool style addresses for sites you are developing locally (rather than from my Mac OS X environment as well as Ubuntu running in a virtual machine, this method uses the IP address available locally that you can find out by typing ifconfig in a shell terminal. It's what follows the text "inet". With luck that is a stable IP address, running in bridged mode (i think) with VMWare Fusion this seems to be working so far. The problem with bridged mode is that it only works with your own internet connection.

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