Welcome to ArchitectedFutures.info. I hope you find the site helpful and become motivated to return to track my progress and/or make use of the content I'm providing. The purpose of the site is to create a form of breadcrumb trail in my efforts to build a larger, more complex site using either Drupal or WordPress/BuddyPress… Continue reading Hello world!
A Conversation with ChatGPT
AI: Annie Nice to see you again, jvs! User: Can a false premise be used to construct a valid conclusion? AI: Annie Absolutely! A false premise can be used to construct a valid conclusion if the conclusion does not depend on the truth of the premise. User: Interesting insight AI: Annie I'm glad you found… Continue reading A Conversation with ChatGPT
Security and Trust
Sacred Geometries Security and Trust are vertices in a form of Sacred Geometry. The apex of the web, as described by Berners-Lee, is Trust. eCoin, as described by bitCoin and ethereum, define Trust in cyber-money; which is misguided, although not wholly irrational. Block-chain is one way to achieve a bookkeeping version of Trust using a… Continue reading Security and Trust
About meta-values to guide more effective action about global crises.
Updating thoughts and implementation frameworks beyond where this started.
Security, Part 1
My original intention in terms of a security article was to publish a post that talked about Drupal's Taxonomy Access Control (TAC) module. As mentioned within my Drupal Configuration post, TAC is the module I selected for access management of the content in my architectedfutures.net site. My thought was that it might be helpful to detail… Continue reading Security, Part 1
It's time to install Drupal on the site. Actually we're past that point. My last post was about Site Construction Planning and, while I didn't elaborate on it, I installed Drupal on the site twice. I did this to ensure that my web hosting site configuration was actually compatible with the Drupal software and how… Continue reading Drupal Configuration
Site Construction Planning
Having made a decision on the website software (Drupal), and a choice for a web hosting provider (A2Hosting), it's time to do some detail planning for how to lay down the software on the hosting framework. And, there are a number of options. Since I'm using a shared hosting solution, the first decision is whether… Continue reading Site Construction Planning
Where and How to Host the Site
Ok, so I want to build my site with Drupal, and I'd like to customize it with a theme of my choice and modules specific to my desired functionality. But where to host the site, and what kind of hosting plan? That's the next big question. What I've been doing during my evaluation process is… Continue reading Where and How to Host the Site
Part 4, Decision Time
I've gone back and forth on this for a while now, but from a practical basis I've made a decision. Not that I haven't made this same decision multiple times in the past months, and each time in a different direction. But I've found myself spending almost all my time in one camp for the… Continue reading Part 4, Decision Time
Part 3, ASRs and Riding the Wave of Change
One of the problems with life is dealing with change. Nothing is static. Everything is constantly changing. While that has always been true, the pace of change has accelerated in modern times. The volume of changes that seem to have some impact on us has gone up, and the awareness of change has intensified. We… Continue reading Part 3, ASRs and Riding the Wave of Change
Part 2, The Specification
The next step in this community of practice software evaluation is to define my goals, and to brainstorm the initial requirements to achieve those goals. Not everything in this series of posts will follow this top-down, linear path; but starting out with this material will give context and add structure to the evaluation process. Long… Continue reading Part 2, The Specification
Drupal-WordPress Evaluation, Part 1
One purpose of this blog is to provide payback to the open source community and to contribute to the knowledge-base that is freely available on the web. Take a little, give a little. As I develop architectedfutures.net I want to put some of my process and analysis on the web in a form that allows others… Continue reading Drupal-WordPress Evaluation, Part 1
Today I found a great resource documenting Functional Requirements for Community-Oriented Software and Technologies. Go to the web page and click on the HTML button, or the small "x" button next to it. I may come back and review this document again later in a discussion of evaluating and rating alternatives, but I didn't want… Continue reading Functional Requirements