Network Class : week 2

This is the second week of a class that I’m taking in network principles and design. It’s an online class that offered via the UW and I enrolled in it because I want a better understanding of enterprise network design. My modest home computer network is pretty simple, with an unmanaged HP ProCurve doing most ...

At Last… I AM Somebody 2

At Last... I AM Somebody
Recently I was putting together some documentation for a project that required a QR code generator, and I thought “why not make my own QR code?”. This way I can… um… do stuff with it. Well, I haven’t exactly figured out WHY I need this, but that has never stopped me from doing something geeky. ...

WordPress 2.7 (I'm Waiting On This One…)

Today WordPress announced the released of v2.7 “Coltrane”. It looks like a major step forward for the blogging engine, but I’m going to stick with v2.6.5 for another month. Last time I “early adopted” a release was v2.5 and it caused me some serious headaches. Those of us who installed the update on day 1 discovered a number ...

PHP Development

PHP Development
Yesterday I was working on one of my band web sites and I decided what I need is a simple RSS feed mechanism that supports all my current gigs. This will be handy for inclusion in each of the bands’ individual web sites, and in my own overall view on this site (and some others, too). ...

Drupal v6.2

I’ve made another upgrade to my Drupal experiment site (www.sleestak.us) and discovered that it’s still not capable of properly managing images. Not terribly surprising since the 6.2 update addresses several security issues identified in the v6 engine. It’s disappointing, given that the current versions of Drupal and WordPress both have broken image upload capabilities that ...

Drupal

Drupal
I’ve been exploring the capabilities of a different content management / blogging system called “Drupal”. It’s actually a lot more fully featured and powerful than WordPress, but takes longer to get configured properly. This week was spent trying to fix a persistent problem with the image uploading, and once I finally had a few hours ...

WordPress Install Upgraded

I finally got around to updating this installation of WordPress to version 2.3.1 today. This version of the code base has been available for several weeks, but I’ve been too busy to perform the upgrade. Looks like it was successful.

Upgrade to WordPress 2.3

This site is powered by WordPress, an open-source blog engine. Last night I spent about 30 minutes upgrading to the most current version, which went smoothly. This process updates the database and most of the site’s back-end files are deleted and replaced. It’s a little unnerving to erase the important files supporting the site functionality, especially ...

Thinkasaurus

Thinkasaurus
I’ve redesigned and relaunched my thinkasaurus.com web site. This is the site I use for business purposes and project-based work. I’m delighted with the work we’ve gotten and look forward to our next projects!

Migrated

As of today, I am fully migrated from my previous code base to this new blog. I decided to move my posts along in the process. One of the major drivers in deciding to go with an open-source blog engine was the advantage of a larger user base, and thus a large development base for ...