22 Dec 2015

In the next week, I'm archiving these Drupal-based web pages, and switching over to Wordpress. It's simpler to just archive the old pages than to attempt to get two dissimilar data stores to work together.

This post will be part of the archive, and provide a link to the main page for the new pages when finished.

I'm using Karen Stevenson's approach to archiving a Drupal site. I have found it works nicely without being complicated. The only difference is I'm merging the archived pages back into the site, and running Wordpress around them. Hopefully this will minimize broken links.

12 Dec 2015

I'm migrating this site from Drupal to Wordpress. Wordpress makes more sense for my needs. And it's not as complicated to make a static archive of a Drupal site as it used to be.

There, I said it. I'm moving from Drupal to Wordpress. It used to be when we made these pronouncements in the past, there'd be great debate about the political implications of choosing one CMS over another. Now, saying we're moving from one CMS to another is right up there with, "I'm switching from mint flavored toothpaste to bubblegum."

3 Dec 2015

I said a few years back that when Node.js released version 1.0, I'd issue an update for my book, Learning Node. Little did I know that waiting for Node.js 1.0 was like waiting for Godot, but in JavaScript.

I did try to do an update on the first edition of Learning Node earlier this year, but the changes were just too significant. So many of the modules I covered are no longer supported, Express 4.0 happened, and then there's that Node.js/io.js thing, and skipping version 1, altogether. The first edition of Learning Node just can't be updated, in place. The only solution was a new edition. It's also a good time to do a new edition: there's more stability in the development of Node.js, and less personal ownership.

18 Oct 2015

Latest last update

My friend Karoli wrote an excellent article on all this fooflah. She has more reach than I do, so hopefully this information will eventually work its way around to the original publications.

There's enough BS about the Clinton emails without additional false associations.

Because we're all damn tired of hearing about the Clinton emails.

last update

Confirmed. The documents were issued by the State Department in 2014, in response to a FOIA request by The Telegraph's Philip Sherwell. They have absolutely nothing to do with Clinton, and were not on Clinton's email server.


15 Oct 2015

I am very interested in Internet of Things, DIY, and smart home gadgets. I recently created a new web site, Hack Your Home, both because I wanted to grab a .space domain, and because I wanted to record my new home ownership experiences in one place.

My most recent writing, SmartThings Hub and Samsung SmartCam for Security (with a little Google OnHub action thrown in) covers the set up I have to secure our basement entrance. Let's just say if anyone enters our home via the basement door or window, they won't do so unnoticed.

I'm also fascinated by the new microcomputers and microcontrollers such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Over time, I plan on incorporating them into the fun, and providing associated how-tos.


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