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By donmc, 19 September, 2010
The Twitter module for Drupal now needs to use the new OAuth module for authentication in Twitter.  This has broken many web sites.  I use this feature on this site to automatically post a tweet whenever I add a new blog entry.  I use a global account in Drupal to do it, rather than individual Twitter accounts for each drupal user.
By donmc, 19 June, 2010

Configuring DHCP address for your network card

If you want to configure DHCP address you need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces and you need to enter the following lines replace eth0 with your network interface card

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface: DHCP address assignment
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Configuring Static IP address for your network card

By donmc, 24 November, 2009

A featured story on Case Study of
In the story, we get a fantastic closeup view of the drupal modules used and the reasoning behind their use. For a young Drupal developer/user, it is a very useful article.

The "Heroes" of the site were considered to be Views 2, CCK, & for search, Apache SOLR.
The list below of other drupal modules used by the site is excerpted from the article on

By donmc, 19 September, 2009

I just used this tool to reset a Vista password - it is a Linux boot CD very simple and effective. So if you've forgotten your Windows XP or VISTA password, don't despair - this tool will get you back in business FAST.


A very good walk-through is provided here:…

Oh, and yes, it's completely FREE.

By donmc, 10 July, 2009

I told you so.
Google had to eventually threaten the Microsoft OS stranglehold. They could not in all conscience not do so. See their announcement here for some details of this very key development:

By donmc, 1 June, 2009

I have often wondered when Google would begin to develop an alternative to the windows platform - something for the rest of us...

But it is already out there in plain sight - just smuggled under the radar in the form of a "phone operating system".

Take a look at this post from Engadget - there is a video clip of a "smartbook" - an ASUS Eee PC prototype running google's "Android" on a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset. It is incredible, and the power use is so low that they didn't need to include a fan...