drupal with active directory (ldap)

Getting drupal authenticating logins against active directory can be intimidating, at first. I certainly felt that way. A few hints You will need PHP installed with the ldap extension. Use phpinfo(); to check if it’s there. Without that you can’t even begin. The ldap_integration module for drupal is fantastic, but the configuration is confusing if […]

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drupal: inserting flash content (youtube videos) fails to display in IE

One of the drupal web sites I work on had a problem where any youtube video that was posted to the site failed to display on internet explorer. Any other browser worked fine. The code we were trying to insert was this: <object height=”350″ width=”425″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0″ classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000″> <param name=”src” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/l0aVaRrBYQE” /> <embed height=”350″ width=”425″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/l0aVaRrBYQE” […]

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ruby gotcha: exec command

Surprisingly small amount of documentation on the net about this…. When using the exec command, don’t expect any of your ruby code after it to execute! This is because the command you run using exec replaces the currently executing script! Use the system command instead, or the “ trick

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