Quotes, whee.

I have installed the Quotes module. This system allows for displaying of random quotes. I'm not doing that right now, but you can search for quotes, add new quotes, and so on. I have the functionality to import quotes in an odd tab-delimited format, or in fortune file format. For reference, you can find fortune files by googling for "fortune datfiles". The debian repository CVS is a good place to download them individually.

fortune -o 6572

For those of you who have been looking for evidence that a working version of "Star Wars" can be built, consider the following proof offered by Caspar Weinberger: "If such a system is so unattainable, why have the Soviets been working desperately to get it for over 17 years?"
— USA Today

SSL enabled

Today I enabled SSL on this host, using a self-signed cert. It's some $45/year to get a properly signed one, and I'm not sure it's really worth it, so I went ahead and self-signed. If I ever start taking credit card payments, and not just using paypal (once I even get ecommerce module working properly) then I'll probably change my mind. Regardless, you can now access this site via https if you would like to be stealthy. It would be better for the freedom of the common man if all traffic were encrypted, so I like to encourage every possible use of encryption.

drupal upgrades, and more

Today I upgraded Drupal from 4.6.x to 4.7.x. This came with some special problems, but none of them were in drupal itself, but in modules. To wit, the ecommerce module summoned satan all over itself; it is using the new method in drupal where modules can create their own database tables, and it's not creating them all. I went so far as to disable all the modules, manually remove the tables, and then put the modules back in - which changed nothing. I wasn't actually selling anything anyway, so I went ahead and kept the upgrade.


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