What a great utility Drush is. If you don't know, it is a command-line utility for use to do all sorts of amazing things to a Drupal system. You can easily make a quick database backup with the following command:
On Drupal 7 sites I always spend time in the content view. That is the one at admin/content. I usually install the views bulk operation module so I get these cool new views that I can easily tweak. What a pleasure! Recently I was on a site that had the administration views module installed. This replaces the default views for content and comment (and more.) Unfortunately the link for editing the view that is so handy is turned off. This
Panels tabs are (like so many things in Drupal) pretty easy once you know the exact steps. Using Drupal 7.20, Panels version 7.x-3.3, Ctools 7.x-1.2. you can make a page that has horizontal tabs along the top. It doesn't require any additional modules.
Well I've started using Windows 8. My old laptop is creaking along and about to give up the ghost. I've been using Windows 7 64-bit edition on it and it has been steady as a rock for quite some time now. My desktop on the other hand is an MSI based AMD machine with Windows 7 32-bit on it. It has been running fairly well but stutters a whole bunch. 8 Gigs of RAM doesn't seem to help this beast a bit. I got a new hard drive (Seagate 1 Terrabyte 6 GB/second SATA) to see if that would help with the stuttering but it didn't. So after transferring everything to the new drive, I decided it
When making a copy of a drupal 7 site, I often need to disable outgoing emails. I found a useful module called maillog that does the job well. It also logs all emails so you can easily see what the site is sending out. You can find it at http://drupal.org/project/maillog
After enabling the module, you can configure it at admin/config/development/maillog
You can disable all email by unclicking the checkbox : Allow the e-mails to be sent.
It seems that every time a certain client of mine (at two different businesses) updates their quickbooks POS (point of sale) system, they lose connection to the quickbooks data and can't synchronize their transactions from the POS to Quickbooks.
Check out what I just got from Microsoft. Looks like it is finally time to start moving folks off Windows XP. Good thing we can still get Windows 7 as I haven't deployed any Windows 8. I do hear good things about it though. I may bite the bullet and get Windows 8 on a new laptop soon though.
I recently found a very cool service called Wuala which is a cloud backup/sync solution. I think it is really cool because it gives you 5GB free storage initially and all files are fully encrypted on your computer before they go to the cloud. I've been testing it for a while and I think I'm going to give it a try at some of my clients too. It allows you to share a folder with someone dynamically. Very cool! Check it out.www.wuala.com