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Upgraded jaxbeachtech.com to Drupal 7

Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/27/2012 - 19:06

I finally bit the bullet and upgraded the site to Drupal V7 - it was pretty straight forward, a few glitches here and there, but overall, pretty smooth. It was worth waiting a few years for the code to be nicely cleaned up :)

A BIG Thank You to all those clever people that contributed to the Drupal 7 experience - there is no doubt about it - it is a fantastic product.

A useful script for crontab (for all users) listings (let's see what running automagically...)

Submitted by donmc on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 19:19

I have been working on a system inherited from several earlier sysadmins, and you have to keep an eye out for cron jobs running for other users - so it's nice to be able to review them all in one hit - just run this on a command line as root:

for user in $(cut -f1 -d: /etc/passwd); do echo $user; crontab -u $user -l; done

Apache .htaccess -how to 301 redirect from a non-WWW to WWW.mysite.com

Submitted by donmc on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:08

I have had to mess with this way too many times, so just for the record, here is what works for me:
[this based on an Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) system...]

  RewriteEngine on
  # this is for sites using port 80:
  RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite.com [NC]
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Chrome beats Internet Explorer out...

Submitted by donmc on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 03:54

Wow - it has happened...

The Chrome browser has for 1 full week edged out IE as the world's top browser.
That's BIG news for many different reasons, and shows just how persistent Google has been at pushing for a more open, standards-based browser solution.
I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the next Microsoft strategic planning session...

Security+ Certified !

Submitted by donmc on Sat, 04/14/2012 - 10:44

I finally sat the Security+ Cert exam from CompTIA last month. Passed it, but it is definitely not an easy exam - they require memorization of lots of niggly little things that really do nothing to ensure that you really know about Securty. it's more about knowing the names of certain exploits, viruses, etc.

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