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    Head is spinning

    Yes, I know it's been a while.  I can now say I'm a professional Drupaler now.  I'm working with a guy I met at the Fox Valley Meetup.  I'm doing a lot of PC/Server?Networking for him as well as some Drupal so I am now paid to do Drupal.  He also has several Web Based Services that he offers through his business so I am also dusting off the limited experience I have had with PHP to start cleaning up some of the code he has written in preparation to rewrite some of it.

    LNMP stack for Drupal 8

    In my previous post i mentioned taking notes on how I'm building my new LNMP stack to support my Drupal 8 sites.  Below are those notes. I noted the commands used as well as a few links to get more info for some of the functionality.  

    # After installing Debian 8.3
    # Update Repository
    apt-get update

    # install Nginx & Mariadb
    apt-get install nginx mariadb-server mariadb-client 

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    Drush 7 for Drupal 8

    Over the last couple of weeks I have started playing with Drupal 8.  So far it's been a pleasant experience (surprisingly) though originally I had issues with getting it installed.  I tried using drush dl but it would not work (when used it would only download the latest version of Drupal 7).  Turns out Drush 6 (the version I was currently at) does not support Drupal 8.  Inorder to run Drush with Drupal 8 we have to upgrade Drush to version 7.

    What a difference 6 months make

    Yes, it's been 6 months since I last posted.  It is not that I haven't been doing anything Drupal, or have given up n learning, or just decided to stop writing.  It's because I have a tendency to get "tunnel vision" and when that happens time slips away from me. I will try to do a recap over the trial and tribulations  have had with regard to Drupal.

    Always do your Data Base Updates!

    I had every intention to begin reporting on my experiences during MidCamp but not long after returning to "normal" that things got busy again (with Drupal).  I am on my class reunion committee where I also maintain the website (http://ProvisoEast72.org, which I have been happy to do pro-bono for the experience) and received an email from Bob.  Apparently he is writing a book and wished to add a survey for his research. 

    Been Productive

    I have got a lot done since my last post.  I have 1 site that has gone live (MadameWiladina.com) after 4 months work.  It is an online store that sells lingire.  So far the feedback has been very positive.

    The other website I am working on is a site that is another online store. This one is for selling artwork.  As with the MadameWIladina site, this one is using Commerce Kickstart2.  They do look a lot similar (since I used the same default template for both sites) but under the hood both sites are quite a bit different.

    After all this time I'm still here

    In my last post I mentioned having rebuilt my web server 10 times. Well, It did not stop there. It seems like that has been all I have been doing for the last 2 months. I can say at this point I am finally at a point where the web server is stable enough and I can finally get back to working with Drupal. I have accomplished a couple other things in between catastrophes. I got to attend the Fox Valley Drupal Camp a few weeks ago. It was a good experience and I was able to but together a few additional things when it comes to putting together the whole Drupal package. This is needed a lot.