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In case you really can't take the time to explore the hidden universe created by Xkcd in Episode #1110 (Click and Drag), you can find a down-scaled version of the original 165888 pixels wide by 65536 pixels tall artwork on this page, with direct links to the 225 images used in this fine issue.
In a previous blog post I explained how to review and perform a Drupal update from the *NIX command-line.
Not always do you have access to the *NIX command-line, or you may feel more comfortable using off-the-shelf tools on your Windows computer for the job. Then this post is for you.
For me it takes about 10 minutes to process the 10 steps below. Writing up the post and providing screenshots took much longer.
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You just wrote a blog post that you believe might be useful for others. Here's a simple way to lower the threshold for readers to bookmark and spread the word about your featured post: Share This. This neat Drupal module will display a "Share This" widget, where your audience can select their preferred soclai networking site where they want to share your words.
Sending mails from Drupal is a feature we take for granted. Sometimes however you can't rely on the default SMTP settings available from your hosting provider. This week I was unable to send mails from my Drupal site, because the default sendmail installation was no longer functioning. Fortunately I quickly found a solution with the SMTP Authentication Support module.
Moving comments around in Drupal is not (yet) straightforward. There is an experimental module that aims at providing this type of funcitonality, but the maintainers strongly discourage you in using it on live sites. If you're a daredevil, just go ahead and play with the
comments table. You might ruin your comment structure though… unless you want to understand how Drupal manages comments. After reading this post you should be able to move comments without fear.
If you read Tolkien's books you most likely will recognize the title of this blog post. It's about power. Absolute power. If you aim for high impact communication on the overloaded Internet, you better avoid being sandboxed by search engines because of duplicate links to essentially the same content. In addition, you don't want to confuse your audience in a spaghetti of URLs. Finally, duplication is hard to maintain anyway.
Fortunately there's a simple yet effective solution: the Global Redirect module.
Ever wanted to know why Drupal exposes content via links like "
node/123" instead of "
content/some-more-meaningful-page-title-reference"? Or are you unhappy with URLs like "
node/123"? Then read on.
The way Drupal manages content requests out-of-the-box is very lean and efficient, but it is not very meaningful for human beings, content recommendation engines or search engines. Fortunately there is an easy solution, requiring only 2 extra modules: Pathauto and Token.
In creating Mark II of a Bluetooth link with my telescope mount, I realized I would need a 2.45GHz antenna for better performance. So I went looking on the Internet for information on Bluetooth antennas. I collected 5 basic options: quarter-wave wire antenna, half-wave wire antenna, chip antenna, external 50Ω antenna, and planar (PCB) antenna: