Topic “Intarweb”

Asteroids...everywhere! (On the intarweb, anyway)

Sometimes I love the intarweb, especially when it lets me blow up everything I hate about it. Play Asteroids in your browser on any web page blowing up page elements (github). (via arstechnica)

Going VPS

Not that anyone will notice, but this site has been migrated away from Media Temple’s grid server to a small VPS. If you’ve ever tried to run a Drupal site on “the grid”, I’m pretty sure you know why I’ve moved. Media Temple’s mysql performance, unless you purchase a “mysql container”, is dismal at best. This site, which was running pretty bare-bones as far Drupal module usage goes, was taking up to four seconds for each page to load when logged in since the database queries took a horrendously long time. I’d been on Media Temple since way back (when they still offered old-school shared hosting), and I think I was much more pleased with the service/performance/price level then, and have been just suffering through things silently as they’ve segued into “the grid”.

Giving up on the AJAX

I give up. It was a dumb idea. Done.

Rebuilding the Site: Day 2 -- Morning

After a little bit of thinking I’ve decided to go ahead and base my portfolio section on Drupal’s Book module. It has a few things going for it that I don’t feel like redoing:

  • Drag-and-drop re-ordering of items
  • Hierarchal structure
  • Built-in menu block

Rebuilding the personal site: Day 1

The urge to be productive again made me look at the website I built four years ago and realize it’s a bit of a mess. It was a crude attempt at bridging a Movable Type install (which was written in PERL) and whatever I knew about PHP at the time to make something of a dynamic site. After being a paid web-monkey for about three years now I decided to finally take the plunge and re-do the site using the buzzword compliant Drupal (especially since I’ve been working with it for so long).

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