Going to start out trying the bootstrap theme

Submitted by dave on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:35

The bootstrap theme is based around the idea of using javascript to read the size of the display screen, and adjusting all aspects of the output to make it appropriate for the device. It is really just a theme core, and you create a subtheme off that core. It's well supported, and there are many available subthemes to start from. It has also been around for years, so I don't expect it to go away anytime soon.

reCAPTCHA module for drupal seems to be doing the trick

Submitted by dave on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:17

In the time it took me to get the reCAPTCHA module installed on the registration page last night, there were 8 bots that registered users. It's now been about 12 hours, and there are no new successful registrations. I did check to make sure that it still works, and it does, so all is well.

I just needed to go to the CAPTCHA admin page, go to the "CAPTCHA points" tab, and enable the user_register_form, then edit it to do a reCAPTCHA. Well, I needed to register the site with google to get keys.

It's time to bring this site back from the dead!

Submitted by dave on Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:14

I've had this domain for 18 year, and it's been laying dormant and ignored for about 10 of those. I returned to school, and didn't have time to post too many updates, and I definitely didn't have time to update the content management system behind the site. Eventually, the CMS would no longer run on the newer versions of PHP when the hosting company did their upgrades, so that was it for a while.

Now, I'm getting tired of using facebook for everything, and want to bring back a place to write what I want, and share it with a wider audience again. So here we go!