Portable Media

A somewhat unrelated note on floppies and flash drives. I say this due to recent and ongoing flabbergasting experiences at work. If you have important documents, you should have them backed up somewhere. This does *not* mean keep your only copy on a floppy, CD-RW or flash drive. If you need a working copy on…

Memory Hogging

I’ve been hitting the limit of my VPS’s (virtual private server) 256mb RAM limit since installing CivicSpace, and I keep adjusting the php limit to try to avoid having forked processes fail, but then CivicSpace will fail on certain admin pages. I now understand that when looking at the module activate/deactivate page it loads *every*…

Drupal Module Quick Review

BBCode: (Input format / filter.) I love this module. Most of my intended audience is familiar with BBSes that use BBCode. With auto-url recognition and line breaks this is almost perfect for my needs. Perfect would include formatting buttons. Note that it also allows image links. (Images are so complicated in Drupal, but that’s another…

CivicSpace 0.8.3 Oddities

Although a relative newbie, I have some observations on CivicSpace 0.8.3 as compared to a base Drupal install: The “plain text” input filter allows unfiltered html! The bug list isn’t closely monitored. I submitted the unfiltered html issue to CivicSpace as a bug, and 4 1/2 days later it is still unassigned and has no…