Google is 'colorist' and it's your fault Jeff! - Isabelle

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 20/07/2016 - 11:03

Isabelle, my Eleanor of Aquitaine, my favourite French queen. She IS French. You must know by now that I do have a thing for Isabelles.
Isabelle's her features tell me she is African but she has very long fine hair which would lead one to suspect that she is Asian. She can be quite light in complexion but tans very well. I'd place her origins her roots in the West African Sahel or North Africa.

Rolling with Lua

Submitted by devblog on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 22:43

For some time I have been looking for an interpreted language with a good GUI toolkit which would allow me to have the ease of use of an interpreter wit the ability to drop down to a compiled language when speed is necessary. FreePascal and Lazarus with the LCL are my preferred tools for performance computing, but I also need something which avoids the compiling overhead and good for rapid iteration.

Mollom to the rescue

Submitted by devblog on Wed, 14/05/2014 - 18:16


I checked the Content page for comments the last few days and saw the huge amount of spam comments accumulated for moderation. Mollom had been catching spam comments and holding them for moderation and after deleting the existing ones to see how much spam was arriving I realized I was getting at least 500 spams every day. The recommended setting for each content type is to discard comments which are detected as spam, and I may have configured Mollom to hold them for moderation to check its efficacy, or it may have been the previous default.

Getting Sound Notifications working on Thunderbird

Submitted by devblog on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 01:32

Email Notifications on Thunderbird were not working.

I checked the preferences, selected a sound and tried to play it to no avail. It seems that some sound libraries necessary to get sound notifications to work with Thunderbird were not installed. You would think it would feature prominently in Thunderbird's documentation unless it is there and I couldn't find it.

Taxonomy Access Control and Node Privacy By Role override Domain Access

Submitted by blogdev on Thu, 27/02/2014 - 21:21

Problem: After having Taxonomy Access Control and Node Privacy By Role operating all content began to show on all domains. It turns out that Domain Access acts in OR mode with other node access modules so that making content visible under other Node Access systems overrides an Domain Access settings. I have been using both Node Privacy By Role and Taxonomy Access Control and need to find a way to make them work.

Enabling Domain editing from other domains besides the primary domain.

Submitted by blogdev on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 16:08

The Domain module disables editing domains when the admin is not logged into the primary domain. This is a snapshot for the section for changing that setting underat /admin/structure/domain/settings.
It may be better to use the main offline admin domain as the default domain.

I don't know what the side effects of turning it off are. I will look that up.

Observations on FreePascal and Lazarus Development

Submitted by devblog on Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:14

After beginning to use Lazarus more and more I there a few things I want to write about. I can't say I have studied its workings well enough, or asked around enough. Perhaps there are solutions to the issues, or there are reasons for their being the way they are, but I feel I must raise them all the same. I am welcome to any corrections or criticisms.

Does new FCL functionality need to depend on 2.5.1 compiler or LCL/IDE features?

The first point I want to raise is the matter of the FCL, the LCL and the Lazarus IDE.

Build scripts for installing FreePascal and Lazarus from source

Submitted by devblog on Sun, 03/10/2010 - 08:55

07/10/2010 - After some rereading and some observations made in the mailing list, I have made some corrections, with notes, and added some notes to help those new to FreePascal (like myself) and those new to some of the Linux tools.

After some struggles to install Lazarus and FreePascal from source I created some scripts to set them up properly and they are working well. I think I am 90% there, enough to get me focused on programming than installing.

Sysadmin Docs: