IOMAX USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter

This is by way of a product review combined with tech tip for anyone who might get caught out as I was.

I decided to scrap my all-singing, all-dancing PC from Red Submarine as by late 2010 I was no longer using the audio recording aspect and having replaced one of the system drives with a larger device and an XP install, it was running painfully slowly because the motherboard memory was limited to 512Mb.


Drupal.behaviours is undefined - divided by a common language?

Not for the first time I threw together a simple JQuery script to enhance a Drupal site and immediately hit a problem with Drupal.behaviours is undefined.

Many frustrated minutes later, the penny dropped: Drupal.behaviours is most certainly undefined. Drupal.behaviors should work just fine.

Beware the unconscious tendency for we Brits to use en_UK spelling!


iPod Touch iOS4 update problems

A little over a month ago I finally joined the millions of iPod owners by purchasing a 64GB iPod Touch. Between then and now I busied myself in ripping scores of my CDs onto my Mac Mini and thence synching that to the iPod.

Today when I connected the iPod up, iTunes asked me if I would like to install iOS4. OK I thought, why not?

Simple answer: because it might trash the whole thing and waste my evening.


Daft oversight having installed AddThis sharing module

Realising I should be more savvy in respect of sites like Facebook, and not just in the sense of actually joining (done, just), I tried out the AddThis module which promised automatically to add suitable buttons on to my content.

And so it did, but when I tested with Firefox 3.6 what happens when a visitor tries to share a node in Facebook before they are logged in, I got a surprise.


Creating a DATETIME View handler for Views2


A couple of years ago I created a Drupal module to instantiate and process a content type for my own calendar of events. The "proper" Event module seemed too complicated (at least for a newbie as I then was) and anyway I wanted some practice at coding a module.

However I did take a look at Events and this is what prompted me to use DATETIME date columns in my schema declarations, because Event uses that datatype. At the time I wasn't aware that Event is about the only contributed module that does use DATETIME.


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