Updating Drupal and its modules is obviously necessary, but boring enough to make me smile each time I see there are no updates.
I spent a long time yesterday writing the page about the project's licenses. Bit by bit I'm getting free from these 404's; the index.html pages are still missing inside multiverso and arca, but I want a script still inexistent to take care of that.
The site is still missing features — and worse, basic pages.
I've been playing with Drupal custom modules and blocks. There was a module I wanted here, randomly displaying a banner for one of the open source programs I use to create content for this project. It's written, but instead of using official logos I decided to create a simple set of images based on them. This means more time practicing and less looking for the right images and licenses. Some of which I might not find, from what I saw.
Good things (I hope) coming from bad.
This week I got a phone call from our "adorable" telecommunication company. The female recorded voice told me, after a few beeps, that they were being forced by a judge's decision to require a provider. Like it used to be from the beginning until some months ago. The fact that they were behind this action is the obvious ironic touch to the message.
So I'll probably need a provider again (*), though their only actual use, besides infringing a law that forbids these schemes in general, is to... take free money from us.
Spent some hours since Thu on my mental TODO list of small needed things for the site. That always means a lot of searching / reading online material and some experimentation to get things working fine.
For some genuinely weird reason these small webmaster tasks are fun to me. Probably because it's for my own site and I don't have to do these things frequently.
Thu: .htaccess and robots.txt files were still missing for the subdomains (multiverso and arca).
So I read about PHP-Nuke, which led me to PostNuke, one of its many forks, but never actually played with them, because reading took me to find out about web content management systems in general (CMSs) and understanding better the dynamic web concept, with server-side and client-side scripting, centered around PHP code interacting with a database. Note: CMS here refers / is restricted to web CMSs (WCMSs).
The nicest thing about CMSs then already was...