Upgrades, Learning, and Stuff!

Submitted by david.reagan on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 11:23

First, Merry Christmas! It's that time of year! Remember that it isn't all about the presents and money, Christmas is a great time to remember that Jesus was born to save us all. That's where the real joy of these Holidays comes from. :D


Anyway, if you visited this site before, you will notice things have changed a lot. Well, all you see is the new theme. I've been busy playing around with different configurations of Drupal 7 beta and now RC. As part of that, I found the theme Pixture Reloaded. It's a handy starter theme to fill in on sites like this one until I can create my own theme. Lot's of options.

The other changes are on the backend. My Slicehost VPS was getting really slow. As in unworkably slow. So I went and found Linode. They offer more bang fo the buck. And this site is now hosted on their cloud. 'Course, after I go to all the trouble to move stuff, I realize that I could try changing the realpath_cache size on my Slicehost VPS like I did when I was using WAMP on my desktop. That actually did fix my slow down... *sigh* Oh well, I still moved over here to Linode. For one thing, their documentation is light-years ahead of Slicehost... I learned a ton just setting this VPS up. If you need to learn some stuff about server administration, a VPS is a great way to do it. You can do whatever you want, and just wipe it and start over very easily.


Oh, and if you notice the pinkish background on the WYSIWYG editor, it's a wierd quick of Pixture Reloaded that I haven't fixed yet. Their default color scheme is hot pink... Hence one of the first things I did was change it to blue...