Finally I can blog remotely

It took some time and effort to configure but now I found the time and annoyance to give it a try.

Well not quite. The gnome-blog-poster is way to simple. Anyway it works.

The annoyance today is about eclipse. I need eclipse integration with trac and it wasn't working on eclipse 3.4.

So I installed eclipse 3.5 which is the third installation of eclipse in 1 week time sigh. Enabled mylyn and downloaded the trac integration plugin.

From _en_ into a translatable _en_

On a multi language site it is desirable to translate the drupal English into the customers Englich likings.

Steps taken

  1. Goto /admin/settings/language/add
    1. Add a custom languages with language prefix en, name en-ours, english English @ Our place and native English @ Our Place
    2. Make your new language the default.
    3. Disable drupal's en
    4. Change the name en-ours into en

Importing languages the rough way.

Guess it's not intended to do but this is how I import languages into Drupal 6.

  1. wget the language files needed
  2. run the script below which creates *_full.po files.

    #!/usr/bin/env bash

    for FILE in *.tar.gz
    DIR=`basename $FILE ".tar.gz"`
    [ -f $OUT ] && rm $OUT && echo "File $OUT removed ... "
    [ -d $DIR ] && rm -r $DIR && echo "directory $DIR gemoved ..."
    [ ! -d $DIR ] && mkdir $DIR && echo "directory $DIR created ..."
    cd $DIR
    tar xzf ../$FILE
    find . -type f -name "*.txt" -exec rm {} \;
    rm $OUT

Implementing a ad service

This is a test for a ad service. I thought is was hard to implement an ad service. But it is not. Just a few copy and paste actions at the right places. [edit] Well initially it was easy but the video is not working now. That's quite annoying. Maybe it is because I use the files from Jeroen Wijering his site. If they are moved or that site is unavailable it will break. So I changed this by grabbing the files from my own site. [/edit]

JWPlayer 4.2

I'm having troubles with the image preview when playing a video. The video goes dead. It seems version or content (?) dependent. The first movie uses all content and player from This player is from (4.2.90)

Drupal from the prompt. A dutch presentation.

I prepared a presentation for the Third Drupal Jam held in the Netherlands.

This is off course in Dutch. See the attached pdf.

Dual Screen under Linux

Dual Screen Graph

EDIT: When using a nvidea card run
sudo nvidia-xconfig --twinview

And just Option "TwinViewOrientation" ""

Problem still remains for multiple configurations like with or without a beamer.

Problem: difficulty to attach a beamer or secondary screen to X.

Installing swfmill and finding your friends

While reading the README for to compile non of the dev versions of libxml, libxsl, libfreetype and libpng where mentioned.

As it turned google this point me to with the exact specs documented. Installing a lot dev versions.

I rather install packages then running ./configure && make && sudo make instll but following instruction is cool when they are working.

Internet Explorer blues

Just build a new theme with zen. It all went smooth. But being more a techy then a designer I only tested with FireFox, Gnome Web Browser (Gecko 1.8), Opera, Safari and forgot IE 6 which I have through ie4linux. Guess what ... it broke with IE 6.

Yes I know ... IE is out there for real so you better test. But it is a drag for sure. The designer uses IE 7 where it looks ok. So maybe in the near future we are saved a drag or two :-)

- IE is out there:

Some feedback from chx over IRC

Talking with chx on IRC regarding the issue => Updates run in unpredictable order => Drupal, update system, normal, active, 3 IRC mentions

chx has written some testing on DFS in the drupal sandbox. The nice answer "noone stops you from taking the weights.php from my sandbox and run with it." and these comforting words I guess I have to 'go for it'.

But I first needs some 'steps to reproduce' the issue.

- paragraph 'Topological Sorting'