Setting up a local Drupal development environment on Ubuntu 12.10

November 26th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | 3 Comments

I’ve recently started developing with the Drupal content management framework.  I did a lot of work with Drupal in the past, but haven’t done much work with the platform since Drupal 6.  While it still feels a bit strange coming from MVC frameworks and more expressive languages, it seems like Drupal and PHP have come […]


January 1st, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Floodlight is a web-based platform for telling community stories from people, places and organizations around the Denver metropolitan area.  The project was originally supported by The Piton Foundation and funded in part by a grant received as part of the Knight Foundation Community Information Challenge. Role Lead developer Details Since many of the stories told […]


January 26th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

I was talking with Chiara last night about feeling like Bloomington was centered around changing to meet the needs of people like me (20-something, ostensibly middle-class, “creative class” types), and she was saying how she felt like any kind of city policy, even the support of social services had an underlying capitalist motivation (making the […]

the best laid plans

December 24th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

So the last minute letter writing/knitting event didn’t go so well.  It was basically just me and Shannon hanging out, knitting, and telling stories, which was fine.  Doing the research for the event, I learned a lot more about the Finelight’s development plans, the connectedness of the individuals driving the development, and the rapid pace […]

media coverage of ladyman’s closing

December 12th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I guess I’m still trying to figure out my feelings about all of this. I’m collecting a list of articles about Ladyman’s to make it easier for people like me, fairly recent Bloomington transplants who have only a recent history with the diner, understand the history of the place and what its closing represents as […]

online inventory replication batch program update

September 7th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The Boxcar online inventory replication program wrapper batch file wasn’t working right because the SSH tunnel to the MySQL server kept dying. So, I modified the wrapper to test to make sure the server was up and then restart the service if it’s not before running the replication. The code looks like this: mysql –user=*** […]

more on development

August 29th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

So I was ranting in the lobby at Bullwinkles, and the person I was talking to said, “If it wasn’t for IU, Bloomington would be another Spencer”.  This is completely true.  The same thing that makes Bloomington a frustrating place in the years since I’ve moved here is also what has made it pretty sweet […]

bloomington development

August 25th, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

The Von Lee Theater on Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington is getting turned into an upscale bar/restaurant, maybe some offices. With a lot of development, I think there’s always this horrified idle speculation that feels like an urban legend when it comes to understanding what it is that’s being developed. For a long time, there was […]

Boxcar Inventory Development Update

August 21st, 2006 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I updated the new_order form so that textbooks from MBS and Nebraska are automatically entered in as used: Private Sub Form_BeforeInsert(Cancel As Integer) Me.datestamp = Now() If Me.distributor = “MBS Textbook Exchange” Or Me.distributor = “Nebraska Book Company” Then Me.book_state = “Used” Else Me.book_state = “New” End If Me.status = “On Order” If IsNull(Me.Order_date.Value) Then […]