Do you have a "stop doing" list?

One of my new year resolutions is to clear out some junk. I don't own much to begin with, but one of the things I do have a lot of is books. Especially, the dozens acquired during my college years. I was re-reading one of them, "Good to Great", before sending it on its way. I am not a big fan of it, but it has some really good points, and can help you to take a critical analysis of some large companies. However, a little hindsight shows some fatal flaws in the book.

Travis Kiefer of GumballCapital makes good on his donation promise

And finally, PHP got some representation in Antarctica

Basically, Travis Kiefer of GumballCapital is running marathons to raise money for his organization that helps people raise money for the impoverished via giving out gumballs. As part of this, he ran a marathon in Antarctica. I made $27 donation with a request for an ode to PHP (with bonus donation for including penguins). Of course, I thought I would see no more of this, but as it turned out Travis e-mailed today to say:

Creating a subscription link for anonymous users using the notifications and notifications_anonymous modules

This is a quick summary, will come back later. Once you have download the appropriate modules and set up the subscription types and such, you can create a link that will work for anonymous users by doing the following. Note that this link is to subscribe to all content of type 'story'. You can change the fields options to how you the subscription you are attempting to provide in the link.

Creating a password for a user in Drupal 7

Ok, so you've exported your database from one system to another, but your login isn't working. Why? I'm not really sure but it seems the hash relies on the hostname in Drupal 7? Haven't really dug in yet to figure out the specifics. So with Drupal 6 you would just md5 a password and then stick it in the database. But oh no, we can't md5 anymore in D7, so what do we do.

Converting MSSQL to MySQL

First of all, conversion of MS SQL to MySQL is a pain, a real crying pain. Ok that said, the steps involved are to first get your MS SQL database onto a machine where you can access it. For me, this meant exporting it off a host. The host exported it as a .bak file which is a Microsoft proprietary format that we can't do much with. What we can do is import it into a MS SQL Server.


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