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Google errors: url(data:image/png;base64…???

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Some curious 404 errors started showing up in ~2011 – based on some digging there is an attribution to Google tools? In your log files you see something like: “GET /url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUg…..5CYII%3d) HTTP/1.1”   OR “GET /some_URL_path/url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUg…..5CYII%3d) HTTP/1.1” The above type of encoding is described on as the data URI scheme – the objective for using Continue reading →

Converting HTML to Markdown via Pandoc

Monday, November 28th, 2011

In the fall of 2011 the hosting for the Open Source Cobbler project (an automated system provisioning tool for bare metal or virtual machines) is transitioning to GitHub.Com from FedoraHosted.Org.    The (wiki) documentation for the project is available as HTML.  GitHub can support HTML but also provides support for Markdown (a ‘pure text’ means of providing Continue reading →

Drupal 4.x migration to Drupal 6.x

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Unfortunately there is no direct path (I did not find one) to migrate a Drupal 4.x site to Drupal 6.x (current version) – note that most likely you would face the same hurdles with any other CMS where you are making large version ‘jumps’.  Note that I previously explored Drupal and I am not an Continue reading →

Migrating Static HTML pages to WordPress CMS

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I previously posted about migrating static pages to Drupal – in this post I will explore importing/migrating data into WordPress. Solution A – a simple approach to import new POSTS from static HTML files. At this time, WordPress is one of the best documented (IMO) Open Source solutions – the project’s information sharing model is Continue reading →

Migrating static html pages to a Web CMS/Blog

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

If you have a number of old web sites or even a significant number of static HTML web pages then you may decide that moving them into a web based content management system (CMS) or even a blog might provide a benefit.

First, reasons NOT to migrate:

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