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Hide/Remove Mint.com Default CategoriesPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Friday, 6 March 2015
I love Mint.com. I've been using it for over 5 years now, and it has helped me keep track of multiple bank accounts and credit cards, giving me one simple location to manage my finances.
Drupal and Multisites - Getting updates done rightPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Drupal at MSU Libraries
Drupal has become a big part of my job in the last year and a half. We have moved our public facing website over to Drupal 7 from a home-grown java based site. It has been fun to learn Drupal, teach other people how to manage their own pages, and learn how to administer the site. I've written a few modules here and there, but one of the biggest things I've done is set up our Intranet websites using a multi-site setup in Drupal.
Using free "cloud" backup storage without compromising privacyPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Sunday, 4 August 2013
There are plenty of great online backup services that give you a limited amount of free storage. The most well-known is Dropbox, which gives you 5 GB of storage for free. Google Drive gives you another 5 GB, and Microsoft's SkyDrive gives you 7 GB. Other less known places may give you more, such as ADrive with 50 GB or Shared with a whopping 100 GB.
How to upgrade a Trio Stealth 7 (Model 7c A13) From ICS to JBPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Tuesday, 12 March 2013
A couple weeks ago, I ran across an amazing deal for a cheap 7 inch android tablet. I had been thinking about getting a tablet, but hadn't bitten as I'm saving up for other things at the moment. However, this particular tablet was $20 after rebate, so I couldn't pass it up.
When it arrived, I was surprised and pleased to find ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0) installed, and the tablet was pre-rooted. This meant I could do whatever I wanted to it. My first thought was to find a ROM update to install Jelly Bean (Android 4.1).
Comment Moderation, reCAPTCHA, Spam, and YouPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Friday, 22 February 2013
I was surprised to find the other day that my new blog already had comments. The comments turned out to be spam, and I deleted them right away. Thankfully, I have already turned on comment moderation, which means all comments must be approved by me before being shown to other users. I imagine if the site were to grow, comment moderation would become a chore, but for now, it is a small price to pay to keep the site looking clean.
Setting up SSL on my serverPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Tuesday, 12 February 2013
This website now has a valid Class 1 SSL Certificate! And this came at no cost (monetarily) to myself, thanks to www.startssl.com. StartSSL gives away free Class 1 certificates to anyone who wants one and can verify ownership of a domain.
This wouldn't be a big deal in and of itself, as you can easily create your own certificate authority, site cert, and private key.
How I changed the rotation on my NookPosted by Stephen Schrauger on Sunday, 10 February 2013
This was originally posted on my first attempt at a blog, which has since disappeared. It was posted on September 15, 2011.