Privacy Statement

Submitted by C B Wright on

'Tis the season to tell people exactly what information we do and do not collect. Most sites are doing this because the European Union just passed a law that makes them. I'm not entirely convinced this site is obliged to do any such thing, but I do believe that making people aware of what information is gathered and used on the net is a Very Good Thing. As such, I present to you, to the very best of my knowledge, a list of information that is collected and used by Eviscerati.Org.

Site(s) Going Dark This Weekend

Submitted by C B Wright on

The plan is that this weekend all the sites will be taken off line in order to do the Great Merge of 2012. All the testing I've done supports that this should work relatively well: by "relatively well" I mean "the site ought to be up on Monday and there should be a new comic."

The good news is that if by mid-Sunday I determine things just aren't working out, I'll just restore the database backup I'll be making this evening and the site as it currently exists will be back up on Monday, none the wiser.

Website Update Update... Update

Submitted by C B Wright on

Well! It sure is easier to consolidate three websites when you're not also trying to upgrade your CMS.

The integration is going very well over in my test area.

I have an almost 100% functional dummy site on my laptop that is showing everything its supposed to. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to clean everything up so there's not a bunch of useless junk sitting in the database.

This means I may actually try switching the site over this weekend.

Website Update Update

Submitted by C B Wright on

Those of you who follow me on Twitter already know that my initial work on updating this site from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 has been... problematic.

The crux of the problem is this: my site relies very, very heavily on a module called Content Templates, which allows me to customize various content types Drupal uses so that I can do things like create context-sensitive menus (i.e., only show a menu for Help Desk when you're viewing a Help Desk comic) and add things I think are missing (i.e., provide navigation links to the top as well as the bottom of a node using the book content type).

I have an add-on for Drupal 6 that lets me track how many of my modules are actually supported by Drupal 7. Content Templates listed as supported, and the add-on even provided a link where I can download the Drupal 7 version...

... which meant I never actually visited the add-on page, where it was announced that Content Templates was essentially abandoned after a few developers releases because D7 changed the way it rendered pages and Content Templates no longer worked.