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An Open Source Content Management System (CMS)
Canonical has launched another Drupal site: Ubuntu Brainstorm.
The site is meant as a digg-like tool for the community to suggest features for Ubuntu's Linux distribution, and vote on ideas others have submitted.
The site runs some custom modules (qapoll, qawebsite), on top of Drupal 5.
The quote says it all:
... an open-source (i.e. free) content management system that’s flexible and feature-packed. Over the last couple of years or so, it’s taken off as the go-to platform to run websites that require a lot of community and content management features. From personal blogs and brochure sites, to fully-featured social networking sites, portals, news sites, and e-commerce websites, Drupal has proven itself as the most robust platform currently available in the content management system market.
Yahoo has an article on how apostrophes and other non-English punctuation in people's names cause a lot of trouble, specially when computers are involved.
It can stop you from voting, destroy your dental appointments, make
it difficult to rent a car or book a flight, even interfere with your
The Site in a Day competition by Full Code Press, was held in August 2007. Team Australia chose Drupal, while the New Zealanders chose custom coding.
In the aftermath, SitePoint's blogs had an interesting discussion.
Courtsey of Robin Monks, here is the Elmer Fudd press release for Drupal 6.0.
That dewty double cwossing wabbit ... ha ha haa'.
This release is really feature rich, and has lots of improvements in many areas.
Here is an impressive list of features.
Congratulations to Drupal user zeropaper for commiting the 100,000th commit to cvs.drupal.org. Your prize is in the mail ...
Note that the rate of commits is accelerating. This repository started sometime in 2003, and it took more than 3 years for the first 50,000 commits, yet it took a mere 13 months for the last 50,000 commits (Jan 4, 2007 to Feb 9 2008).
Thanks to Corrin of Rain City Studios, I came to know of the Courtyard Boston South. The folk from Rain City Studios (including Bryght), along with Now Public, will be staying at that venue.
Moreover, Corrin arranged for a block of rooms at the special rate of $129 a night, and a shuttle service to the conference will be arranged too. This is really convenient so as to avoid learning about bus stops and other aspects of mega city public transportation.
In the last issue of Computer World Canada, there is an article about enterprise content management. Shane Schick editor recommends six strategies for IT managers at large corporations seeking to reduce the cost of managing content.
A friend invited me to NotchUp today. It is a professional networking site similar to LinkedIn but claims that companies would pay to interview you.
I noticed the string q=user/password revealing its pedigree as a Drupal site, and decided to signup up.
OnStep is a full featured telescope controller. A low cost controller based on the STM32 Blue Pill was created by myself. You can order kits for building your own, as well as a Smart Hand Controller.
More info can be found here:
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