Upgrading a Drupal 4.7.x site to 5.x

I recently had the potentially very painful task of upgrading a site from a hacked up version of Drupal 4.7.2 to the latest version of 5.x. Whilst I doubt theres many D4 sites still out there, I thought I'd share my notes and tips below as the whole process was quite interesting and perhaps it can at least save someone a bit of time. (Note: on the same site, I'll be doing the D5 to D6 upgrade in the next few weeks too, so I'll do a separate post for that here).

New URL, etc

Getting Drupal Acquia in Vanilla mode

I might be a bit behind the times here (oh, a good 9 months!), but I've finally had a chance to sit down and install Drupal Acquia - and to cut a long story short, I'm very impressed, indeed!

Why open source web apps don't suck!

The other day at work, we were discussing our initial trials of an open source ecommerce web application, and the following post came up: Why do open source web apps suck?

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Buying Property in Perth

It's now been over 3 weeks since my partner and I moved into our new home. The move was a long time coming, 8 months of searching, reading, planning and stressing, finally bringing a result we will hopefully be happy with for a long time to come. In the process of finding our place, there are a few very valuable websites and pointers I thought I'd share for those people out there looking at buying a property to live in, in Perth, or other parts of Australia.