Something weird, in the neighborhood

This blog of mine has been a weird fixture of my existence. I started it in 2005, and since then it been through quite a few iterations. If memory served, it started out based on Fundanemt, a long-dead Danish Open Source CMS made by the merry folks at Tankegang. Then…

On Gratitude and Taxes

One of the most damaging ideas of recent history is the idea that taxes are about paying your debt to society. Originally, taxes was for services rendered. You paid taxes to the king, and he in turn protected you from enemies and enforced law and order. At least, that was…

Presenting the Opening Hours Module

Do you need to tell your visitors when you are open for business? Your office hours, when the service desk is open? Then Opening Hours might be the module for you. In this post, I'm going demonstrate how the module can be used, as well as some of the API…

Installing LedgerSMB with Homebrew on OS X

I use LedgerSMB for doing the finances for Drupal Danmark and Högh I+O. I recently moved my installation to a Mac, and reinstalled it with Homebrew. I thought my installation notes might be useful to others, so there they are. Shell commands are denoted with $. The $ is not part…

American comedy movies – idiocy distilled

A concept that periodically fills me with dread, wonder and frustration is American comedy movies, or perhaps just a certain subgenre of it, depending on where you draw the line. You probably know the kind of movie I'm talking about, where the protagonist, usually a male white anglo-saxon protestant, usually…

How to configure Octopress for Drupal Planet syndication

Since I moved my blog to Octopress, I've been struggling with my blog posts not getting picked up by Planet Drupal. When I started using Octopress, it only had a site-wide Atom feed, and despite my little experience with Ruby or Liquid, I managed to hack together category-specific feeds for…

Varnish as reverse proxy with nginx as web server and SSL terminator

Or, if you like, the nginx-Varnish-nginx sandwich. Why? This is, admittedly, a bit unorthodox. But here’s my rationale: Since time immemorial (ie. more than a couple of years of Internet time), we at Reveal IT have been deploying Varnish in front of the web sites we build for our…