CS-Cart Experiences

Submitted by sysadm on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:20

I really need to do a full write-up on this, but my experiences with CS-Cart, a PHP E-Commerce solution, have been less than ideal.  I will do a full write-up on this at some point but overall my experience is as follows.  Documentation appears to be present at first glance and there even seem to be examples. After reading through the entire guide I got a start on my project and have found that even when referring back to documentation the examples aren't as complete as one would hope.

File Transfers on Raspberry Pi 3 are SLOW over WiFi

Submitted by sysadm on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 09:39

Recently I bought a Raspberry Pi 3 for usage with RetroPie.  I haven't had time to look into it yet, however file transfers over WiFi were terrible in comparison to that of Ethernet.  While this isn't a surprising result, I found it very weird that any file transfers over WiFi would allow for a bit of data before it would seemingly staff for five or so seconds.  If anybody has an explanation for this I'm more than welcome for an answer. 

MySQL find and replace woes

Submitted by sysadm on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 16:13

Long story short, we had a site that wanted to change domains for marketing reasons.  Simple! I said -- we just change the base_url.  So then came the issue of files on the site used the old domain for storage so I went to do a find and replace.  Then came the issue of all of the URLs still pointed to the old site because the content editors didn't use domain-relative URLs.

DrupalCon New Orleans 2016

Submitted by sysadm on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 18:54

I had SUCH a great time, met lots of community members, attended sessions & BOFs, and am still trying to catch up on all the videos from the sessions that were overpacked. I was able to go with my right hand man at K&M and show him off to his first Con.  While I was there I also transitioned out of my old position at Klunk & Millan and was able to onboard with my new teammates at Lehigh University.

Preparing an existing site for Entity Translation

Submitted by sysadm on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:44
LingoTek Koolaid OH YEAH

I've got a site in my hands now that was setup without locale module and without languages. The client would now like to add translations into their site with the focus being on localizing content for the different languages.  After the initial setup (locale module, entity translation, translation management w/ File import/export) I was ready to get an export of the content ready and that's when I ran into a problem.

Drupaldelphia 2016

Submitted by sysadm on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:12
Drupaldelphia 2016 Logo

I had a great time out at Drupaldelphia this past Friday.  I met quite a few people, saw an amazing keynote by Bob Moul.  To add to it all I sat in on a session about TWIG for Drupal 8, two sessions about decoupled Drupal / RESTful / API-driven  content.  The other sessions were focused on user experience, especially on the Content Editor side of things.


Drupal 7 - Grant all Privileges to a Specified Role

Submitted by sysadm on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:42

In Drupal setting up permissions has always been a fun part of setting up sites. You know what I'm talking about if you've experienced this pointer finger pain at least once before. For our Internal administrator role we typically need to do a permission reset to ensure that they have all of the permissions needed on the site. Rather than spending some time clicking I figured I'd spend the same amount writing a quick drush one-liner that will take care of just what is needed. The next time this needs to be done it will be a quick process.


Happy New Year!

Submitted by sysadm on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 15:48

I'm a little late to post but 2016 is off to a great start.  My parents spent some time with us at the end of the year and Nikki's daughter Brooke has been visiting as well.  I've decided that I'm going to get certified as a Drupal developer during the first quarter of this year so that I can take my professional adventure to the next level.  I've also decided that I want to learn a lot more about cars and start doing some more work on my own.