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Goodbye blogging

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:50 -- admin

I'm as active as ever online, but my blogging has fallen silent. There's plenty of other and better venues then how I had been using this blog. These days, my blog is essentially a honeypot. Mollum is great, but I still get enough of day that it's time I pull the plug, and shut down the circus. Goodbye, the faux-nice though poor English flattery including your spam link.

Note to self: installing compass on Ubuntu Server

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:11 -- Kyle Skrinak

I've done this at least twice now

sudo apt-get install ruby-compass

Real easy, right? Wrong. Ruby blogs go ballistic over how awesome rvm, how flawed the debian method for managing ruby is. Rvm is awesome because since you can run different versions of ruby during development; whatever.

Hey, Ms. Fancypants, I just want to compile sass files.

Mothership for my next project

Sun, 06/23/2013 - 11:37 -- Kyle Skrinak

Recorded for posterity, setting up a drupal site with drush and apache vhost configuration. I substituted the actual project name with projname. Note: I use VirtualBox running ubuntu server. The *.vdi files have no issues moving across platforms, a nice convenience.

Thinking out loud about text editors

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 07:59 -- Kyle Skrinak

There are a lot of great points made in this blog post. I also wish vim would standardize on how one extends it. Yet, regarding this snippet; "It’s the new hotness and has a more active community than Vim does." I remember when textmate was the new "hotness," too. "Gotta checkout TextMate!" I never did as Mac wasn't my main platform at the time. Yet, TextMate's time has come and gone. I suspect that at its apex TextMate had a comparatively more "vibrant" community as well.

Making ubuntu server 12.10 drupal-ready

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:21 -- Kyle Skrinak
  1. sudo apt-get update
  2. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  3. sudo apt-get install tasksel
  4. sudo tasksel install lamp-server (reference)
    1. Enter your root password
  5. mysql -u root -p (Log in and ensure name/password combo work)
  6. sudo apt-get install build-essential php5-dev php5-gd php-pear
    1. (FYI: This loaded 82.5 MB on my server)
    2. I ran apt-get autoremove afterwards; YMMV
  7. sudo a2enmod rewrite

Installing a RapidSSL commercial SSL certificate on Zimbra 7.2

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:24 -- Kyle Skrinak
There's no clear, single source detailing how to do this; amazingly enough. I was frustrated by the unclear documentation at the zimbra and RapidSSL sites. Some of it was outdated, and some as flat-out wrong. The biggest pieces of the puzzle missing are steps 1 and 5, as I've detailed below. I presume you're comfortable with the command line and using the clipboard to transfer text between it and your email client. This focuses on after you've received the OK for a SSL certificate:
  1. Create your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) for submission to RapidSSL.

    Wordpress migration, the right way

    Fri, 10/19/2012 - 04:36 -- Kyle Skrinak
    There's much noise on this topic and I was merely adding to the fog. The problem: Wordpress puts too much importance on the fully qualified URLs. So, moving a site around means updating the URLs in the database. Searching and replacing the database won't work, as Wordpress stores serialized data.


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