Clean URLs On Drupal and NearlyFreeSpeech

  • Posted on: 20 July 2015
  • By: davis

Finally got this working. I couldn't enable clean URLs on NearlyFreeSpeech's hosting. If you're like me and can't go anywhere in your Drupal installation but your homepage, read on.

Here's what you need to do:

In your Drupal site root, you're going to need to download and edit the .htaccess file. Open it with Notepad++

Comment out the Order Directive using the "#" symbol

Switching From Rackspace to NearlyFreeSpeech

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: davis

I had some growing pains switching from Rackspace to NearlyFreeSpeech today. I needed to port four Wordpress sites and a Drupal installation. I encountered quite a few stumbling blocks along the way, mostly due to the way NearlyFreeSpeech configures their permissions.

To get new Wordpress installations working on NearlyFreeSpeech:

SSH into your server with Putty. You will be dropped in /home/public by default. Wordpress files need to belong to the "web" group. Use the following commands

Updated to 7.35

  • Posted on: 21 March 2015
  • By: davis

I don't like this CMS. I can understand the potential for great things, I can just see it in all the ways they've made Drupal so flexible. But this is not an enjoyable CMS.

Updating is a hassle. Thankfully, nothing went wrong this time. But I still have memories of destroying my site on each update.

Wordpress, for all of its faults, has a quite simple auto-updater. Can this not be at least an option in Drupal 7?

All I Wanted To Do Was Post Some Robocode

  • Posted on: 20 November 2014
  • By: davis

It started with a simple urge.

I just wanted to show some friends a simple ramming bot that I had worked on for Robocode. That's it.

So I started a post, and pasted my code in. Now to format it.. oh. It doesn't format by default with highlighting or any sort of markup. That's okay, I'll just hop over to Google and figure this out.