Switching Spam-Catching Services


How to tell how out of touch I have very sadly become with the Drupal community: the Mollom servers were turned off last month, the announcement of such was made last year, and I just now fixed it on this site.

Trying out Akismet. Given its history, I think this change will be fine. My plan is to give it a month trial, then start with my subscription payment. I really dislike "captcha and recaptcha and the pick twenty different pictures with signs in them wait does the sign pole count as part of the sign I don't know and I get it wrong every F'ING time google and I'm not the only one" processes, so here's hoping Akismet works as nicely (read: unobtrusively) as Mollom did.

Possible front page alternate format


Alternate style of the kh2016 theme front page block headers.

.welcome-type {
    background-color: #fdd65d;
    box-shadow: 0 2px 2px 0 #ccc;
    color: white;
    font-size: 14px;
    font-weight: bold;
    line-height: 22px;
    padding: 8px 12px;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px #666;
    text-transform: uppercase;

Installing a modern jpegtran binary for Gallery2


I probably should add a tutorial content type already.

Okay, I was having problems with a new gallery2 install not rotating resized images correctly. I didn't have the correct software installed on my system, and gallery2 really isn't supported on Ubuntu systems later than, say, 2007, so, this install is a less than desirable configuration in many ways. I really can't stand Gallery3, and dislike the style of focusing on a single photo, leaving a photo stream as a second class citizen, of other gallery packages I tested, so back to the somewhat bloated world of gallery2.

Which wasn't quite working. No rotating.

Blah blah blah. The fix:

Install the jpegtrans binary:

$ sudo apt-get install libjpeg-progs

It'll likely be version 8d.