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To star or not to star…that is the question.

A too-long-to-discuss-on-twitter post…

I noticed Jeremy Keith and Jeffrey Zeldman discussing and retweeting view-points on whether passwords should be hidden/starred-out (on websites).

Zeldman:

"Make passwords visible by default, with a toggle to hide. Blackout dots in password entry fields are security theater." @adactio

Prague: A conference tee critique

[edit] A few people have tweeted surprise about interpreting the slogan this way, and the organisers have commented to note that the double-meaning wasn't intentional.

We've had some great Drupalcon t-shirts over the years. London played on its punk heritage with a Druplicon roundel design inspired by The Who, Munich referenced classic Bavarian dress, Denver incorporated the region's climbing axe symbology…

At Drupalcon Prague, the official T-shirt punned database terminology against Prague's stag city reputation, with the slogan 'One to many'.

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Recruitment and the art of flawed analogy

It's becoming a regular theme: "If XXX Were Hired Like Programmers".

Here's a snippet from If Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers:

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I can haz environments? Woes of a web warrior 5

So, you want a new website? What do you think the odds are of getting a site that you're happy with…a near certainty? 1 in 2? 1 in 6? I can't say that I have all the answers, but I do have some stories to tell - and I hope these tales will help you beat the odds.

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The Grid: Woes of a web warrior 4

So, you want a new website? What do you think the odds are of getting a site that you're happy with…a near certainty? 1 in 2? 1 in 6? I can't say that I have all the answers, but I do have some stories to tell - and I hope these tales will help you beat the odds.

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Agility is the answer: Woes of a web warrior 3

So, you want a new website? What do you think the odds are of getting a site that you're happy with…a near certainty? 1 in 2? 1 in 6? I can't say that I have all the answers, but I do have some stories to tell - and I hope these tales will help you beat the odds.

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Race to the bottom: Woes of a Web Warrior 2

So, you want a new website? What do you think the odds are of getting a site that you're happy with…a near certainty? 1 in 2? 1 in 6? I can't say that I have all the answers, but I do have some stories to tell - and I hope these tales will help you beat the odds.

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We know best - Woes of a Web Warrior

So, you want a new website? What do you think the odds are of getting a site that you're happy with…a near certainty? 1 in 2? 1 in 6? I can't say that I have all the answers, but I do have some stories to tell - and I hope these tales will help you beat the odds.

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Quick and dirty apachesolr for drupal

Here's a quick and dirty guide to setting up apachesolr to work on a Drupal instance.

Do not use this for production!

This is aimed at quickly setting up a rough-and-ready apachesolr server on Ubuntu.

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Testing if stdout is empty in bash

So, you want to check if something's in LDAP…ldapsearch, right?

Well, that works fine if you're a human…but if you're trying to script it - say, because you're trying to puppetise something - it's a little harder. Because ldapsearch provides an exit code of 0, irrespective of whether it matches any entries. It only returns a failure exit code if the query syntax is invalid.

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