Ottawa Valley SAGE

Providing a forum since 1998

Jul 15, 2009 - 3 minute read - Comments

Rules to live by

Well, advice anyway. During the weekly meeting while the usual suspects were discussing things that do not affect the site here, I was getting some information for a project and ran across an odd link that brought me to a page that had an interesting looking link on the sidebar. Clicking on it, I was looking at a personal observation page reflecting on the 5 things the author had gotten from his father:

Jul 14, 2009 - 4 minute read - Comments

Sometimes it's a good day.

Today did not start our so well, my client ran out of home directory space. Not that this was unexpected. Yesterday I noticed we were down to 20GB of shared space. Sounds like a lot, given that there are less than 100 people and this is unix home directory stuff. I went out a warning that we were running out of space and it was time to do some clean up.

Jul 14, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Since I'm considering changing the site engine...

I may as well look at changing the whole colour scheme and logo. The current one was something I put together in a hurry one night and while servicable, it could use an improvement. If anyone wants to try their hand at a logo, feel free. We can even vote on it. I may even be able to provide an O’Reilly book as an incentive. I’m partial to the soft Blue tones, but looking at some themes on other sites, there are many other things that can be done.

Jul 14, 2009 - 2 minute read - Comments

Changing site engines seems to be a good idea...

I’ve found enough information on converting from Drupal to Wordpress to make it worth the effort. Once done, the directory structure and the setup seem to be much more intuitive that the Drupal interface. Who knows? Maybe I’m just lazy. Seriously though, the site has gone through 3 revisions over the years and a couple of mailing lists. Interestingly enough, I still have all of the data, even from the first days (written in MS Front Page) and a yahoo group for the mailing list.

Jul 13, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

July Meeting

As most of you know by now, we are pushing the July meeting out a week so it will not conflict with Blues Fest. July’s Topics: Kelly will be doing one on VMware and NetApp storage Scott will be showing an “ignite talk” There may be a third presentation time permitting 19:00 at Pythian