My Brother Is In Town!

My brother Josh is in Cincinnati from California. He and his girlfirend, Gayle, are visiting since last Wednesday.

After their visit here, they will be going on to New York to visit Gayle’s sister, Phoebe, before Josh & Gayle fly back to California.

It’s been great to see Josh and to meet Gayle!

Bug with Blogger System Causes Hangs

It seems that I discovered a bug with the Blogger interface on PostNuke.

When Blogger entries are posted, the Title of the article is the time and date of the posting. However, it seems that if the Title is edited that there is a chance that the information will be incorrectly recorded in the database, which can cause system slowdowns.

At this time, the solution is to either a> not use Blogger, or b> not edit the Title of articles submitted through Blogger.

Upgrades to DrewVogel.COM!

Today, I performed a couple of upgrades to components of this site.

I upgraded the Photo Gallery to 1.3, and the forums (phpBB) to 2.01. These upgrades provide additional features and bug fixes to both of these packages.

Please let me know if you spot anything unusual in either of these two areas!


Today, I posted INTERACTING WITH A POSTNUKE COMMUNITY, the first title in my PostNuke USER GUIDE series.

This series is designed for users, not system administrators, and each title in the series will walk a user through each step of the subject. This educates users on the usage of PostNuke sites.

To download the PDF (complete with screenshots) of INTERACTING WITH A POSTNUKE COMMUNITY, point your browser to the Download section of Or click here.

As always, please let me know your comments and suggestions!


Wendy and I just got back from our long weekend in Philadelphia, and it was a blast! Amazingly, we made the 580+ mile trip back in just under 7.5 hours.

We saw some friends, made a few new ones, and ate fantastic food.

Over the next several days, I will post stories about our trip, in a day-by-day format. Keep your eyes peeled for each new installment (complete with pictures)!

UPDATE: The pictures will be dropped off for processing today (Monday, June 17) and will be ready for posting on the web on Tuesday. Story postings will begin on Tuesday.

PostNuke Mourns Loss of Lead Developer

Greg Allan a.k.a. Adam_Baum, the lead core developer and one of the four founding members of the PostNuke CMS Development Project passed away from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The accident occurred June 16, 2002 near his home in Meaford, Ontario in Canada.

Greg Allan was a humble and personable man who always downplayed his considerable skills. He was a self-taught coder who contributed to every aspect of development from cleaning up other people’s code to writing new and innovative software.

Greg was an invaluable asset to the PostNuke development team, and a dear and trusted friend and co-worker to thousands of people on every continent. Through this first year of PostNuke’s existence, Greg’s personable and giving nature has been a guiding light and inspiration to many people and projects that have shaped the development landscape and social personality of the PostNuke project.

Surviving Greg are his parents, Bob and Leona Allan, his girlfriend Kim and her two children Kristin and Kassandra, his dog Chevy, and trusted friend Natasha.

In memory of Greg and out of respect for all those mourning his passing, all PostNuke development and official support activity has been suspended for one week. We urge all those using PostNuke to post a copy of this article on each of your PostNuke-Powered sites to commemorate the memory and accomplishments of Adam_Baum. Please direct all comments and rememberances to this link.

For funeral arrangements, flower delivery information and memorial contributions, please email for more information.