Creating a Gallery of Galleries in Drupal 6

So Tim here had created a Gallery of Galleries for one of our clients, and last Friday he showed me how he does it, so I figured I'd share it with the rest of you. Hopefully someone finds it as useful as I did.

Now, before I start I have a disclaimer: If you're using Drupal 7, then install the Media Gallery module. It does everything I'm about to go over, and then some. In fact, it's what we use for our gallery.

Onto the tutorial:

First things first. You're going to need some modules. Here's the list of what we'll need:

Simple MAC OSX Mysql Log File Clean Up

If you use MySql as the primary database for your web sites, then I'm certain you've had to deal with the MySql Log files.  There are so many things I LOVE about the MAC OS X server, but documentation for anything that you've configured out of standard good luck.  That's where my MySql Log file issue stands.  I couldn't seem to find any documentation to stop the MySql server via the shell.  So, because it's soooo simple, for as long as I can remember, I've had a monthly human duty:

  • log onto the server
  • stop MySql
  • copy the log file
  • create a new log file
  • change permissions to mysql:mysql for the new log file
  • restart MySql

the whole process requires about five minutes.  But, if I forget to do this, I risk shutting down the server, as disk space may suddenly be soaked up by log files. Today I stumbled upon the "RIDICULOUSLY" easy solution.. 

Here are the step by step instructions:

E-mail Server Upgrade

This month, AdminInternet will be updating their e-mail servers to provide you with better, more reliable e-mail services. These new servers come with a faster processor, more hard drive space, upgraded webmail applications, as well as the potential for you to manage your e-mail address yourself. That means you don't have to call us up when you forget your password or when you need to create a new e-mail account. We originally were planning on going live on December 1st, but we have decided to not go live until December 15th, to give our users enough time to set up their e-mail clients.


What we recommend doing right now is creating two email accounts in your application. One for the current server, and one for the new server. The reason for this is emails will be delivered to the old server until the cut-off date, so if you swapped your settings to the new server now, you would stop receiving email.