How to Hide Drupal's "Request New Password" Tab

Sometimes your site only has one or two users (like this site!), and you have no need for the built-in Drupal "Request new password" tab on the user login block. It's really quite easy to disable this tab. All you have to do is have a custom module, and implement hook_menu_alter.

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Accessing web services via AJAX by creating an Apache pass-through proxy on Windows

I've been working with a certain client for several years, and in that time I've built quite a few web sites for this client. Each of these sites connects to a web service that I developed and maintain. This web service delivers real-time numerical data, which the individual client sites use to populate charts and tables.

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Drupal 6 Site Build Checklist

This is my checklist for the beginning stages of building a new Drupal 6 site. Your checklist may certainly vary — this is a list of steps that I personally found myself repeating many times. This checklist assumes you have already come up with a development plan, with custom content types, custom urls, etc., having been defined.

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Windows 7, localhost, and Drupal

I recently bought a new Windows 7 laptop. Along with all the other basic programming tools, I immediately installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. One of the first things I wanted to do was to try to install Drupal. I spent two days fighting the white screen of death on Drupal installation, though, and I finally figured out why -- and I can blame it on Windows.

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Commonly Used Drupal 6 Modules

Here's a handy-dandy checklist of Drupal 6 modules (and one theme) that I use all the time:

Most Commonly Used

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T-Mobile G1

I stopped in the T-Mobile store near my office yesterday to finally get a hands-on look at the new G1, a.k.a., the first Google Phone. It's even worse than I expected. I never evem turned the thing on, because after playing with the handset for a minute, I knew I wasn't interested. It's big, it's plastic, and it feels funny. The closest thing I can compare it to is holding a Mattel LED football game from the 80's.

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Facebook status feeds are totally, undeniably hosed

Well, it looks like I won't be able to aggregate my Facebook feeds in here any more. The fine folks at Facebook decided to alter the structure of their feeds, making them totally useless.

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All Tomorrow's Parties New York 2008

I'm finally recovered enough from this past weekend to do a proper writeup! My friend Josh asked me today if ATP was everything I hoped it would be. I had to pause for a moment, and then answered absolutely. Why did I hesitate? Part of it was probably that we left immediately after My Bloody Valentine finished on Sunday night, driving home in the middle of the night, arriving home at 5am, foregoing proper event closure.

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The Drones

Saw a most excellent show by Melbourne's The Drones last night at Union Hall. Super high energy, loud, rockin', passionate....every bit as good as I would've hoped. Really cool seeing them in a small venue, too. The only disappointing sight was that there were only about 30 people there by the time they really got fully into their set.

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My take on Google Chrome

Here's my take on the Google Chrome browser, which was officially released in beta yesterday.

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