A Linux wget command shell script

Linux wget command FAQ: Can you share an example of a wget command used in a Linux shell script?

Here's a Unix/Linux shell script that I created to download a specific URL on the internet every day using the wget command. Note that I also use the date command to create a dynamic filename, which I'll describe shortly.

How to upgrade a Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8 (how to try)

I’m currently trying to upgrade a Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8, but the process has been slow-going so far. I’ll explain the problems and workarounds in this article as I learn them.

So far I have been able to get a Drupal 6 website with 7,000+ nodes and 18,000+ URL aliases converted to the point that I can now see all of the old blog posts on the Drupal 8 site, and I’ve also started theming the Drupal 8 website.

Getting ready for the upgrade

The process of getting ready to upgrade a Drupal 6 website to Drupal 8 goes like this:

“Don’t retire, I trust you”

I had to go to a doctor’s office today to give blood for another test, but there was a delay in processing my paperwork so I had to sit there for a little while. As I was sitting there my doctor walked into this area with another patient. I don’t remember how we started the conversation, but as we were talking, my doctor said that she was “trying to simplify her life.”

Life changes when you don’t know if you’re going to end up in the hospital from moment to moment

Life changes a lot when you don’t know if you’re going to end up in the hospital from one moment to the next. Technology is important, but it’s also not important. I hope the “technologists” out there get a chance to understand this in their time. Paraphrasing someone whose name I can’t remember, “Nobody who was about to die ever said, ‘I wish I had worked more.’”

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