The Inklings of an Image Integration System

This will be the first in a sequence of short posts wherein I test capabilities of Drupal to handle images, experiment with various alternatives, and chronicle my adventures. In this episode, the aim is to set out a few rough objectives and to get a feeling for the elementary possibilities in a basic Drupal setup.

Resizing an ext3 partition using LVM2 on Debian

Last time, so long ago it isn't even funny, I walked through the process of migrating data from an old hard drive to a new, bigger hard drive, with the help of some LVM2 magic. In that case the partitions---more accurately logical volumes (LVs)---stayed intact, floating on top of the LVM2 mapping layer as physical volumes (PVs) were shuffled around beneath them. The ext3 file systems remained the same size they had been before the move in spite of the extra available disk space.

Migrating data with LVM2 under Debian

The task at hand is upgrading the hard drives in my family's home server. At issue are several challenges. Among them, how do I move data from a couple LVM2 file systems on one drive along with the /home partition on a software RAID1 set to a new pair of disks with minimum risk and downtime, as well as exercising good use of available tools? Following is an account of how I did it and what I learned.

Updating Drupal with the help of Subversion

After many long weeks of neglect, I have recently performed a procedure on the site that may qualify as Most Boring from a user perspective: upgrading the minor version to pick up recommended security patches. The part that may be of interest is a handy augmentation to the standard upgrade instructions involving Subversion (SVN) and some carefully assembled Bash commands.

And so it was that John became homeless and started having adventures.

Earlier this evening, having made the last trip to the storage unit, and checked drawers, cupboards, closets, lights, and locks one last time, I loaded the car, laid my keys on the counter, and left the house in Superior, CO. Now it's just me and a car full of stuff.

Introducing SSL encryption, first attempt

Radio Prosciutto now offers basic support for encrypted connections. You can now browse with https:// as well as regular old http://, and you should, especially when logging in. The certificate is issued and signed by my very own root certificate authority (Saltant Solutions Certificate Authority), which means that there are a few extra steps you will have to take to enjoy fully transparent encryption. Read on for the details.

Baby steps in the world of online content management

Taa daa! Yet another minor hurdle is behind me. I've figured out how to allow non-admin users to create their own content. In retrospect, it makes sense why it works this way, but it was a little puzzling when I first setup my account and couldn't actually do anything after logging in.

Radio Prosciutto is in full-on nascent mode

What is Radio Prosciutto? A more interesting question is, "What will Radio Prosciutto become?" A vibrant, close-knit community of people, sharing their creative passions, and thriving on a rich soup that is technical, social, cultural, artistic, and philosophical? A crummy little, backwater, bit bucket dump, where a weak trickle of random tinkering simply manages to keep one or two lonely geeks off the streets?

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