S. M. Bjørklund (steinmb) is a Norwegian freelancer and Drupal developer, themer and general site builder. Currently based in lovely Bergen, right at the gateway to the Norwegian fjords.

Norwegian Rural Museum Network

Norwegian Rural Museum Network

Drupal 6 installation. Nothing special on the front end, then most of the work have been done on site's infrastructure, end user content edition tools, and staff training.

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The Norwegian Rural Museum Network is a state-funded organisation charged with amalgamating the diverse knowledge collections curated by independent Norwegian rural museums into a non-overlapping repository in order to increase efficiency of information exchange.

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county library

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county library

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county library have been running on Drupal 6 for a few months now (I'm just to lazy to update my own web page), and it seems that the end users are very pleased with how the site looks, and the flexibility that Drupal provide. A lot the this site, is based on the work we did on Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county archives.

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county archives

Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune

As part of the Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune county's, Drupal web development team, did we manage to create quite a few web pages, during my 6 month long contract, this is one of them http://fylkesarkiv.no. We where replacing an older and dated systems with Drupal 6 and other opensource goodness.

SSH login without password in OS X and Linux

Tired of typing passwords logging to SSH servers you often access then switching to keys to authenticate will be a game changer. Complex passwords will in general provide a good level of security, but they are tedious and slow to type. Make sure these passwords are strong! Using passwords to authenticate also prevent you from running local scripts that automatic log into other computers (like servers), running tasks or perhaps you want to have a backup/copy running between your laptop and server(s). The good news is that's a simple solution to all of this.

Upgrade from Drupal 6 to 7, how hard is it?

Updates

  • May 2012 - One year have past since I initially wrote this article. Upgrading these days from Drupal 6 to 7 have become easier, safer, and a lot less nerve wrecking, though it will never become a cakewalk.
  • May 2015 - Started writing a longer series using Migrate and Migrate D2D.
  • May 2015 - Cleaned up language a corrected grammar erros.

To migrate or upgrade?

As writing do I still have a few more complex sites running on Drupal 6. Knowing these sites, their complexity, and all existing glue code, a fast and easy upgrade will be hard pull off. It might be easier for complex sites to only migrate the content using modules like migrate and migrate_d2d.

A data migration

  • Do a clean Drupal 7 installation.
  • Build basic needed content types and configurations.
  • Recreate the theme in D7 or port you existing CSS/SASS styles.

Then migrate your content by using modules like http://drupal.org/project/feeds, or for even more flexibility and power http://drupal.org/project/migrate. I'll promise do a blog post of a more complex Drupal 6 to 7 migration as soon as my remaining sites are running Drupal 7.

Part of the ELMCIP research project for the next two years

elmcip.net

I joined the ELMCIP Project in July 2010, and will be busy working on this project for the new two years. This does not mean, that I'm not available for other contract work/projects, but this will reduces my availability by about 10-15%.

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