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Number of posts: 22

More On Migrating From Drupal To Blogofile

I wrote an earlier post on converting a Drupal site to Blogofile. I couldn't be happier with how that turned out as it allowed me to immediately start using Blogofile while still keeping my old Drupal content online. Sweet! But who wants to continue running the two systems in parallel…

geek, drupal, blogofile, howto

On Generated Versus Random Passwords

I was reading a story about a hacked password database and saw this comment where the poster wanted to make a little program to generate non-random passwords for every site he visits: I was thinking of something simpler such as "echo MyPassword69! slashdot.org|md5sum" and then "aaa53a64cbb02f01d79e6aa05f0027ba" using that…

geek, crypto, security

Migrating Drupal To Blogofile

I have a Drupal site with nearly a thousand nodes, several having over 100,000 hits. I wanted to migrate to Blogofile but absolutely did not want to start over or make this a major hassle. Instead, I used some Apache RewriteRules to gradually and seamlessly switch from Drupal to…

geek, drupal, blogofile, howto

Making DOS USB Images On A Mac

I needed to run a BIOS flash utility that was only available for DOS. To complicate matters, the server I needed to run it on doesn't have a floppy or CD-ROM drive. I figured I'd hop on the Internet and download a bootable USB flash drive image. Right? Wrong. I…

geek, howto, os x

Just Get Home Already

While waiting for Jen to return from a conference, I thought about calling her to get her estimated time of arrival, or her ETA. I realized she might be might be pretty far away still and thought I better ask for an estimate of the accuracy of the estimate, or…

geek, meta