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Everyone has its dream computer setup in-front of them while doing their task. I’ve searching all over the internet and looking for ideas about a computer station or near make it. No against dreaming. Right? But before we start showcasing different set-up and modification. Let’s build a basic computer first that most of the households are looking for their child school research works, love one communication, connecting with their friends, play games and learn more over the internet.





Whether you have a new PC  bought from a local store or freshly installing Windows on re-upgrade hardware from old desktop, it isn’t done yet. You could use a new system as-is, of course, but performing just a handful of tasks can help ensure that your PC is lean, mean, fully compatible with your hardware, and all-around pleasant for the foreseeable future. Even if you did everything yourself—starting from scratch with a blank hard drive, installing only Windows and Windows Updates—there is still plenty of tweaking to do to optimize a rig and rid it of performance-robbing bloat.


Ready?


Good. Let’s get going.


First, purchase a Desktop PC from a local store near you. Make sure that the PC will incorporate what you intended to do. Don’t buy high standard computer specifications if you’ll going to use it for browsing and researching.

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Second, open the box to find the components purchased with the desktop (monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, headset, etc.)  Make sure you check what’s on the package list and your receipt is the same and functional before living the store.




Third, assemble and place your desktop in the most comfortable and convenient place inside of your house. If you have a desk, place it in an open space or easy access to everyone in your house.

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Fourth, This time, connect the necessary cables. You should have a VGA or DVI or HDMI cable for the monitor, a 3.5 mm cable for the speakers, a PS/2 or USB cable for the keyboard and mouse, a power cable, network cable for your network connection and internet.


                                             

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Fifth, Last step of them all, plug in your computer power cable and connect that to an AC outlet. Make sure that your computer will lit to boot up and hear a short sound for a confirmation it is working.

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You’re set-up now.
Congratulations on your new computer.
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Technology

Drupal

How To Install Drupal 8 on your Windows PC


What is Drupal?


Drupal
is a content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.


Do we already know what Drupal is? It’s somewhat like the WordPress, they are both a content management software. Right now, let’s get started on how to install it on your computer.


WordPress has been known for most online bloggers, small businesses and another branding. Here’s my tutorial on how to install WordPress on your computer. However, you overthink to upgrade or learn something new out of the box.


A new challenge, might be, to take on the way of web designing and developing. If you’re new and wanted to add new skills on how to use a different framework for your job. Here is my answer, use Drupal.


Yes! Drupal. If you want to expand your knowledge on these kinds of frameworks, this tutorial is right for you, especially for new users who are installing and using Drupal for the first time.


You must have:
  1. Working Computer / Laptop
  2. Installed WampServer.
  3. Prepare yourself to learn.


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So get ready for a new experience!


Step 1 – Copy Drupal directory on your computer


First, You have to visit Drupal website to download the most updated version 8.2.5


Make sure you already installed the wamp server on your computer. If you don’t have it yet, visit the other tutorial on how to install wamp server on your computer.

drupal download site
After downloading, extract the folder from the zip file. Once you extract a zip file, you will get a folder called, “drupal-8.2.5”. (This name changes with each version of Drupal)

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Open this folder and you will find another folder of the same name “Drupal-8.2.5”. Copy this folder in the ‘www’ folder of ‘Wamp’ directory on ‘Local Drive’ (Or the drive where you installed WAMP Server). local_path_drive: > wamp > www

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Step 2 – Rename Drupal folder


Once you copy the drupal-8.2.5 folder in your “www” folder, rename that folder with your preferred site name to test. In this tutorial, folder is named as “drupal >> January >> test“.


Step 3 – Putting WAMP Server Online


Double click on the WAMP Server icon which is on your desktop. After you Run the WAMP Server application, a small icon will appear in your Notification bar. Once the icon turns into green means “All services running well”.


Step 4 – Create a Database


Open your browser, type in “localhost/PHPMyAdmin” or click on the PHPMyAdmin option on wamp server icon on your taskbar. After logging into PHPMyAdmin, you need to click on the “Databases” tab at the top of the window and you will be asked to create a new database. Takedown notes somewhere because the database name will be needed while setting up the database during the Drupal site installation.


Step 5 – Installation Process


Now, let’s learn how to install Drupal on your local machine. Open your browser, type-in “localhost/www-folder”, on this tutorial, we use “localhost/drupal/january/test/” will look like this and you can see your newly created site name here. See Step 2.


                                         

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6 Steps for Drupal Installation


A. Choose Language On this page, you will see a language selection which is by default set to “English”. But, you can freely choose the language you want. Then click on the ‘Save and continue‘ button.


B. Choose Profile
Next page will be Profile selection. You may choose between “Standard” and “Minimal”.  Since, we just about to learn this framework, let select the “Standard” profile and click on the “Save and Continue button” otherwise you can choose “Minimal” if you know what you are doing.


C. Verify Requirements On this page, it will check if there’s any problem that might cause the unsuccessful installation of Drupal on your system and not meeting its standard.

  
D. Set up Database On this page, you’ll have to fill out the required database information:
  1. Database Type : Select first option i.e. MySQL, MariaDB or equivalent
  2. Database Name: In this tutorial, we use “drupal-Jan-test”.
  3. Database Username: root
  4. Database Password: You can leave it blank.
Then click on the “Save and Continue” button.


E. Install Site
After configuring our database, you will see the Drupal installation progress page.


F. Configure Site
This would be the last part of the installation process.


  • Site name: Here you can enter your website name
  • Site e-mail address: This is an email id which is used by an organization to send their official emails. For                        example info@domain.com
  • Username: Set your admin username
  • E-mail address: Set an email address for notification purposes and admin email address record.
  • Password: Secure an Admin password
  • Confirm password: Confirm password for checking whether you typed it properly or not.

Finally, click “Save and continue” button.


Step 6- Drupal Installation Complete


Congratulations!!!


                                                                   

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You finished installing Drupal on your machine. It will redirect you to your site homepage.


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Technology, Lifestyle

Last May 7, 2016 (Saturday), I traveled from Lipa City, Batangas going to Drupal Camp Manila 2016 where be held at 10th fl, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Two Cyberpod Eton Centris Edsa cor. Quezon Ave, Quezon City. This day event will be the biggest first major community event I’ve ever volunteered for and involvement for this year, Drupal Camp Manila 2016. I waited for this day to happen and now I’m on my way there. Thank God, no traffic encountered along the way.

After meeting our head organizer, Ms. Rachel Jaro, we proceed to the venue and started to work out things for our attendees, visitors, guests, and sponsors.

At the main lobby of the HPE building, we met some of the attendees, volunteers and even our sponsor’s representative and speakers. I saw a glimpse of happiness and excitement from them to be ready to accept new and learn from our guests.

After an informal introduction on the floor, we all go up to the preceded venue. Set the guest speakers as well as one of our sponsors on their respective places and set up the remaining items to prepare for the event. All volunteers help out to carry out the materials to all the attendees. We fold out here and fold-out there with all our hearts… hahaha!

The program was started with a prayer by Mr. Paul de Paula, one of the lead organizers and my mentor as well. Followed by Mr. Eduardo Garcia, CTO at Anexus from Costa Rica, and discuss “good community = good business”. After his very inspiring talk, we got 15 mins. break for the room preparation and divide it into three (3) rooms. By 10:30 am, in each room, the Camp topic started simultaneously. More or less 200 people attended this event: Students, Developers, Project managers, and Business executives gathered around to hear and learn about Drupal.

                           


They learned from our topics such as Behat Testing, Docker, Scrum, Community, Drupal Contribution, Pantheon Terminus, Web Application Security, D8 Elastic Search,  Form API, Drupal Console and had workshops for Drupal 8 (2nd day).

Here’s our Drupal Camp Schedule on Day 1:

Each room comes with great topics and awesome speakers in their respective topics. How I wish I can sit on one topic and finish it. I can say I had a very fulfilling day ahead because of this new information I had on me. Of course, everyone enjoys and meet new friends while learning new things. This is what the community is. I’ve become more inspired when I and Mr. Eduardo talked a little after the day event. I joked him if he can take me to Costa Rica and he replied, “Why would you like to join in a community?” I only said what’s on my heart, “I would like to be in a community to meet new friends, mingle and learn. Give back to the community what you learned and earned.” He just smiled and we all walk out going to our Night Crawl Party venue. And everybody enjoys the night, exchanging thoughts, sharing information and getting to know more. We set apart with each other with a smile and new hope for tomorrow. 


Day 2: May 8, 2016, I missed to attend this session and I missed half of my life again. I got an unwavering feeling due to a lack of sleep for 3 days. So bad for me.


Here is the schedule that day: 

The level of hard work and collaboration of all the volunteers were impressive and thanks to Ms. Rachel Jaro of Koodi and Sir Eladio Abquina of HP who untiringly dedicated their time to make this event a success.

In behalf of Drupal Pilipinas, we would like to thank our sponsors who made this event a successful one, to our

Gold Sponsors (Bayview Technologies)




Silver Sponsors(Promet Source, Srijan)


                                                       

  Bronze Sponsors(Annai, Pantheon)


and Community Sponsors (CPU-Union, Phil IT, DevCon, PHP Users Group, 8 Layers, Freelancer.com)

   
 

While our Media Partner is Rappler,
and our Venue Sponsor is Hewlett -Packard Philippines, such a great place. 


Kudos to all of us and you!


See you at the next Drupal Event and other community activities.
Visit our Drupal Website – //2016.drupalcampmanila.com/
Don’t forget to checkout Rappler Article here.


Disclaimer: Most of the images grabbed from Mr. Mark Gruta, Ms. Ruthie and Ms. Gem D. Facebook account. I don’t have a good camera shot all this time of the event.
 
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