I run various websites, and I keep a distant eye on which bits of them are popular and things like that. I'm always on the look out for anything that's not right, or any errors. I'd want to fix them; if you're going to have a website it needs to work properly so that people can use it, otherwise why bother?
For years, I've been a fan of the internet filtering software Net Nanny. I'll explain why in a moment.
However I've just had to uninstall it, and I'm now looking for an alternative. (If you, personally, use something similar, please comment below with any recommendations of products to try or to avoid).
A friend recently asked on Facebook about whether to use a Facebook Page or a Facebook Group for his newest project — or indeed whether to run both.
For what it's worth, here was my advice (now elaborated upon):
General Rule of Thumb: Choose
My general rule of thumb (which may be flawed) is that groups and pages have different pros and cons.
Almost every Windows user is familiar with the problem. You have an external hard drive, or a pen drive, attached to your computer. You know the correct way to eject the device: Don't just yank out the lead, because it could corrupt data if the computer was in mid-write at the time. Instead, use the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" tool in the notification area of the taskbar.
But then comes the problem:
In Microsoft Word, there's all the difference in the world between a new paragraph and a new line.
To insert a new paragraph, press the Enter key. If you have "show all characters" turned on, you'll see each paragraph break with its "backwards P" icon. Each paragraph in Word has its own properties. It can have extra space above or below, it could be indented from the left / right margins, with the option of different indentation for the first line.
The week before last, tragic events unfolded in London. It seems that a man drove a car at nearly 70 mph into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a policeman on duty at the entry to the Parliamentary Estate. 5 people died, including the attacker.
Not long after the event, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary said this:
It is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for terrorists to hide.
I'll put this here, in case it helps anyone else.
I'm owning up to Drupal Schoolboy Error #1.
I was writing a very simple module. It did so little, that I wanted to keep things as simple as possible — just a .info file, and a .module file.
OK - I'll hold my hands up. The title of this post is misleading. I'm not going to give you an ABC on how to secure a Drupal site (maybe another day). I'm responding to a post on the Reseller Club blog entitled How to Secure Your Client's Drupal Website.
There is some good advice in that article, but it's mixed in with some bad advice, and in other parts it's just plain confused. In the hope that it helps people, I'm going to try and untangle things.