October 31, 2011 | Web/Software Development

Pantheon, the new Drupal hosting service, has a web-based method for migrating your website from your old server to the Pantheon servers.

But it doesn’t work so well for large sites. For one thing, the web upload option doesn’t support archives greater than 150MB. Even that size is pushing it. Browsers aren’t really meant for transferring large amounts of data.

Here are some notes on importing large websites into Pantheon.

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October 30, 2011 | Web/Software Development

I needed to create a archive of a site in order to migrate it to Pantheon, a new service for running Drupal sites in a more straightforward way than has been available up to now.

Pantheon provides a Drupal module which is supposed to automagically create a complete backup of your site, which can then be used to migrate it to Pantheon’s servers.

Unfortunately, it seems it doesn’t always work, calling for more unorthodox methods.

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October 30, 2011 | Digital Life

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So Google Street View is moving indoors, allowing business to have pictures taken of their shops. But that’s not all. A little birdie told me Google Street View is also coming to your house. Want to know what’s in the fridge? Don’t get up off the sofa, go to maps.google.com. Can’t find the kids? Google [...]

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October 29, 2011 | Digital Privacy

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Dolphin HD, one of the most popular alternative web browsers for Android devices, has now been shown to spy on every website you visit by sending the URLs to a website, en.mywebzines.com, owned by the browser vendor. The company came up with an excuse relating to a “webzine” feature, but that was really weak. Anyway, [...]

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October 28, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

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Royalty-Free Photos: Public Domain Photos for Your Website

One of the things about maintaining a nice looking website is using attractive images when appropriate. The problem is stock photos can cost a lot of money. One of the places you can get free, royalty-free photos is public-domain-photos.com. It’s not the Getty Archives, but you can’t beat the price.

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October 27, 2011 | Digital Life

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If you want a free iPad, you might want to check out your local library. It’s not just books they’re loaning out anymore. They expanded a long time ago into lasing CDs. But now they’re also loaning out the devices you need to play them: iPods, iPads, laptops, digital cameras

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October 26, 2011 | Windows

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Windows XP used to have a feature where it would remember the size and location of your Explorer windows. But that was removed in Windows 7. All Explorer windows are bunched up in a single location at a single size. Fortunately, you can add that feature back with ShellFolderFix. Download it here. Via

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October 25, 2011 | Software and Downloads

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Windows 7 Taskbar Tweaker

Taskbar Tweaker is a little app to modify the Windows 7 taskbar to your liking. Download it here.

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October 24, 2011 | Productivity Tips

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If you work with a computer (then again, who doesn’t anymore?), you might be interested in new research that says it’s not badly adjusted chairs or bad sitting posture that’s a problem. The problem for office workers is sitting itself: New research in the diverse fields of epidemiology, molecular biology, biomechanics, and physiology is converging [...]

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October 23, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

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It’s a big annoyance trying to save YouTube videos. Why would you want to save one? Well for one thing, it can be a lot more convenient to play it from a desktop multimedia player. For some users it takes up less CPU than the browser-based Flash player, important for phone users. Finally, if a [...]

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