Can't install SQL Server Studio

My parallels windows vm died (and then I learned about snapshots).  I needed to do some SQL related work, so I tried to install SQL Server 2005 so I could use the studio to run/write sql.
The installation of the client tools would always fail with the message that the version of SQL server that I already had installed was newer than the edition that I was trying to install.  

Grandfather stuff

I was out there on the Internets seeing what, if any, information I could find my my Grandfather, Jack Rhodes.  My Grandfather was in the entertainment business.  I found the following, and what's so cool about it is that there is actually a digital video of his logo that you can play.  It's so cool 1970's, that I may have to re-purpose it for something.
 
http://www.closinglogos.com/page/Rhodes+Productions

Fronting glassfish with apache

I am starting to run glassfish for a couple of projects.  it does feel more professional of a project than tomcat, but that may just be my years of frustration with xml parsers.
Glassfish v3 now has AJP support available, so all you have to do enable it (explained here), and configure your apache server to proxy those requests to the AJP port that you have.
 

parse json serverside in dotnet

99% of the articles out there for parsing json using the dotnet stack involve jquery on the clientside.  That's not what I was looking for, I need to perform a serverside request to another service, parse that json and render my own response.
Thankfully, I found my solution in the class JavaScriptSerializer
 

Debugging grails/iUI

I am building out a iphone application using grails and the iUI plugin

simplenews bounce, i give up

I have spent some time installing a configuring the simplenews bounce module.  It does say up front that it's experimental, so can't be mad at anyone but myself here.  However,  I am giving up.

1) I am using mime-mail, since I am sending html email, so I had to patch that to that my return-to path was set

Login Security:Call to undefined function ctype_alnum()

After installing Login Security, I attempted to configure it in the Drupal administration screens.  I was unable to perform any configuration due to the following error.

[Wed Oct 21 11:02:53 2009] [error] [client xxx] PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function ctype_alnum() in /opt/sites/xxx/sites/all/modules/login_security/login_security.admin.inc on line 214, referer: http://xxx/admin/settings/login_security

subversion on ubuntu

Got subversion up and running with apache on my new home server. It turned out to be a little tricky since the template dav_svn.conf was hard to get right. Anyway, I got it eventually.

Change tab names

Needed to rename the tab on the user form.  Found a nifty way to do this by using the hook_menu_alter function.  I added this to my custom module:

function gl_customizations_menu_alter(&$items) {
 $items['user/password']['title'] = t('Email Password Request');
}

 

style.css media="all" causing conflicts with print.css

When the $stylesheets variable is output in my template, it contains a reference to my theme's stylesheet with a media="all" that is conflicting with the print.css.  I did a lot of searching and found several people who proposed different solutions

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