Drupal, the PHP Memory Limit, and PHP Data Objects (PDO)

While uploading some pictures of my new laptop I ran into a problem with the Drupal Image module running out of memory when it tried to create the different image styles of my uploaded photos.

The message I was getting was similar to the following although at the time I neglected to record the whole thing.

PHP Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 34078720) (tried to allocate some amount of bytes) in some file on line some number

Lenovo W520 - DDR3 SODIMM and Intel 310 mSATA SSD Install

Here are some pictures and a brief explanation from installing the extra memory and Intel 310 mSATA SSD install in my Lenovo W520.

You will need a small Phillips screw driver and about 10 minutes. A long thin piece of rigid plastic also helps to remove the keyboard.

Lenovo W520

Christmas in July - Lenovo W520 is on its way.

Just checked my UPS tracking page and noticed that my laptop is now coming today instead of Monday!

I'm pretty excited as it should be a huge improvement from my aging (almost 4 year old) Dell Vostro 1500. The specs will be a big improvement for sure.

I'll be posting some more pictures soon but for now check out the Intel 310 SSD I'm going to be using.

Intel 310 SSD compared to a coin

Kevin J Morse.ca - To Do

So I finally have some more time to work on this site. Some of the things I plan on addressing in the next month or so are:

  • Site Theme - Do I want to create a sub-theme of Bartik or do I want to start with something like Zen
  • CSS3 - Regardless of the above decision, I'm going to get some CSS3 on here. I'm thinking of experimenting with font-face and then using transitions on the buttons and menu.

Read on for more...

Hella CELIS Headlight Install

Okay here we go!

A complete, step-by-step guide to installing the Hella CELIS headlights in a MKIV VW Golf.

Glowing CELIS rings.

Click through for the full deal.

Preview - Hella CELIS headlights

Headlight assembly on carpetShipping label showing the lights are from Berlin

I just installed these on my MKIV VW GTI. Full pictures of the install are coming soon.