How should a blog post look like?

Just writing a blog post is not enough. Reviewing my own posts I noted that there are some 'real' blog posts and some more 'article' or 'book page' like posts.

The length of the post are way to short. Most are more a personal note then something others would like to read.

I guess I should make more differentiation between my posts. Either by creating node types or a category. I opt for the first one. This way the blogs become personal again?

Hope this helps to organise my own brain.

Goal Groups

What are Goal Groups?

I did not know this term. But it makes sense to group your site visitors.

Some pointers:

http://groups.drupal.org/node/3761#comment-18895

http://expressionengine.com/

Selling roles

When running a shop it can be useful to sell access to parts of your site.

Do accomplish this see http://www.ubercart.org/docs/user/3366/selling_site_access_role_promotions

Building a my groups block

How does one build a 'my groups' block? I thought it would be an out of the box thingy. But it is not. On the channel the answer was DIY. So this is what I build. The code patterns below are the same. The use cases differently.
  1. Show my groups
  2. Add special node type immediately to a group. This is for speed
  3. Generate a node and redirect elsewhere. This is for speed and timeing usage.

My Groups

This is just looping through the group ids of the current user.

Entity Relation Diagrams

What is the best way to translate a relational database into a drupal based site.

In looking for modules i ran into the next modules.

nodefamily looks promissing to navigate through nodes. It promisses to be a directed graph so it MUST BE cool ;-)

views_fusion makes it possible to create joined views "fuse multiple views into one" It looks unmaintained since may 2007.

nodehierarchy looks like nodefamily.

ip lookup

Have setup the statictics modules I note ip adres 66.249.73.205.

Using http://ip-lookup.net/index.php reveils it's a google bot. Thanks!

But how do I know the other ip's. It would be nice to have this lookup build into the statistics.

Just browsing the drupal 6 module list.

It's amazing to see so many modules being converted.

I definitely needs to start converting my modules too!

It take quite some time to upgrade my modules. I guess coder.module will help a lot with all hints.

Some references

Writing an article without pointer is pointless. So here is a start.

Version dependencies are described here http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html

For a functional dependency specification (Nix and NixOS) see

direct debit payment method for ubercart

Call me stupid but I thought it was easy. Building a new payment method. I know drupal development a little. I read the core_systems and ubercart_hooks. No sweat developing this new payment method.

mysql cycle

I still forget how to do the database and user creation and drop goes. So why not make a note.

Creating

create database test;
create user 'test' identified by 'pwtest';
grant all on test.* to 'test'@'localhost' identified by 'pwtest';

Cleaning up

drop user test;
drop database;

Yeah ... call me stupid ;-)