Drupal Pop up Confirmation on Node Edit/Add Page

Use this module to help protect users from repeat work and losing time by warning them before they leave the node/edit page by accident. The Node Edit Protection module basically adds some simple javascript to alert the user that they are leaving a node edit or add page without hitting the submit button.

The common case for this is if the user accidentally hits the back button on their browser or accidentally closes the browser tab. If the user is currently adding or editing a node it will pop up a message informing the user that they are navigating away from the page and that any unsaved work will be lost.  Read more »



Smart Phone Pictures Pose Privacy Risk - Let's Clarify Things!

WARNING! People can stalk your children and family by looking at your online photos. If you saw the video below, that has been circulating around the web, then you may think the above statements are true. Well, there is some truth to it, but most of it is inaccurate and just down right ridiculous. 

I love watching TV news. It updates me on current events, but more importantly, it gives me a good laugh. I'm amazed by how inaccurate things are reported by TV news companies. I often find myself laughing more while watching prime time news, than I do, when watching an episode of Modern Family, simply because of how ridiculously bad it is. 


How to Fix Drupal /tmp Temporary files directory Not Fully Protected - SOLVED

For those of you upgrading to the latest version of Drupal 6.29. You may run into an issue with the security settings for the Temporary files directory. You probably already went to http://drupal.org/SA-CORE-2013-003 and followed the directions but you are still seeing this error:

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If you followed the directions but it's still showing this error, it's most likely because of the settings of your tmp directory. First question...are you on a shared hosting plan? If you are, your temp directory settings are probably incorrect. Check them out at yoursitename.com/admin/settings/file-system. It probably shows this:

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Drupal 7 and Godaddy Shared hosting with PDO Extension Support

Some of you may be upgrading or installing Drupal 7 on your shared hosting provider in the near future. I wanted to save you all the headache of dealing with hosting company's level 1 support desk reps.  Read more »



Great Article on Passwords and the Requirements by Different Sites

I came across this great article on passwords and I thought I would share with you all.

"The password creation process on different websites can be a bit like visiting foreign countries with unfamiliar social customs. This one requires eight characters; that one lets you have up to 64. This one allows letters and numbers only; that one allows hyphens. This one allows underscores; that one allows @#$&%, but not ^*()[]!—and heaven forbid you try to put a period in there. Sometimes passwords must have a number and at least one capital letter, but no, don’t start the password with the number—what do you think this is, Lord of the Flies?" - Read more »



Free Education For All!

Recently there have been more and more of these online free education websites popping up. I love the idea, because it's great that anyone in the world has access to free education now. Granted, they will need a computer and internet connection, but  that is slowly becoming available even in developing countries. Five years ago you would have never thought you could take a free online course in cryptography from Stanford! Read more »



Drupal - How to apply Module Patches

Are you a Drupal programmer or someone just starting out with Drupal? You may have come across modules that have issues with their code and you will see the maintainers or someone post up a "patch" for the problem you are experiencing. But how does one apply these Drupal patches?

Even someone that has been playing around with Drupal for some time, may not know how to do this. I came across this guy on Youtube and he makes awesome video tutorials. It's such a treat when you come across tutorials like this. Youtube has no shortage of videos, but videos with value, well that's another story. Enjoy!




Here are some other links if you want to read more about this topic:
https://drupal.org/patch/apply
https://drupal.org/node/620014



Keepass - Open Source Password Manager

An awesome FREE open source password manager that I highly recommend!

Keepass has been around for many years and is a great little utility to help you manage all of your various passwords that you use for the hundreds of online accounts you have. You can even secure the keepass db file in a truecrypt volume so that your data is encrypted. This way you will only have to memorize one password, which will be the gate keeper to all your other passwords.

I think some will agree it's much easier to remember one very complicated password as opposed to several less complicated and easy to crack passwords for the dozens of websites you access regularly. Read more »



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