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Moving A Single Drupal Install from default Directory to Multi-Site Drupal Installation

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 12:47 - peter | |

Recently I decided to modify my configuration of Drupal 6. Previously, I had just one site, and I had innocently left everything in the default/ directory. This install in retrospect was easy but not an example of good planning. I later had to do some minor changes when I decided to migrate to multi-site.

When it later became clear that I wanted to host multiple sites, I had to move my 'files' directory from inside of /sites/default to /sites/central-america-forum.com. That was easy enough. I moved the settings.php file, cleaned the cache (I have devel module installed), fixed my hard-coded logo URL in my custom theme (oops) and it was running without a hitch.

I Was Late to Recognize the Internet, But Not Too Late

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 12:31 - peter | |

I was just reminded as I read on an article about Jessamyn West  that she was quicker to recognize the future of the internet than I had been.

The first time I ever saw the Internet with pictures was in Romania," West said, adding that it must have been sometime in 1995. The Internet was created in the 1960s and early '70s as a way for the American military to share information between computers. Information meant text.

In October 1995, a little-known group called the Federal Networking Council defined the term "internet" for the first time, paving the way for easier use by the public. "I remember seeing it and thinking, oh my god, this is going to be huge," West said.

My Introduction to Computers and Email

Tue, 12/23/2008 - 09:16 - peter | |

I wrote a few programs using BASIC on a sinclair in 1981, then a few more, again in BASIC, on an Apple II+. But honestly, it did not come naturally to me. I basically just copied the programs out of books, and never took the time to design something original.

I sent and received my first emails in October of 1992. I was then a student in my first year of college in Massachusetts.