Scott Baker


Installing Greenbone Vulnerability Manager on Ubuntu 22.04

... let's drop a green monster into the mix.

Years ago I ran OpenVAS on my home network as a vulnerability scanner. It was great but updates were challenging and once my old VM host started to show it's age I turned down that VM. With all the other new updates I have been implementing, it was time to get scanning again.


Adventures in Drupal Theme Manipulation

After quite a hunt, we managed to find a fairly clean, responsive theme, that actually works. Granted that doesn't sound like it should be a difficult thing, but trust me.,, it is!

Many themes were not as advertised, not as pictured, or just didn't work at all. In the end a GPL based theme (thank you University of Indiana!) just needed some modifications to work. We also adjusted the theme to host CSS, JS, and fonts locally rather than pulling from their repository (not sure that was their intent, but they published it that way) 


So you want to make a Drupal Blog

.... may god have mercy on your soul!

(see update at the end)

I truly expected it would be easy to create a blog in the standard format with articles, tagged, to display in sections... and it was. I truly thought it would be easy to create a section page for each that had a header with some custom content to introduce that section... This was like pulling teeth!


Drupal - a start

So it's been many years since I published on the web. After writing my own CMS system back before anything of the kind was available (my first web site went live in 1992, first commercial site in 1994), it was a big decision to switch over to one of the "once" competitors. Here is why...