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Two recent modules by Jose Reyero seem to be a very promising development for Drupal.
They are Messaging and Notifications.
For example, the new hook_watchdog() can definitely benefit from these modules, using them as a mechanism for delivering critical alerts for example.
Another example, is using this as a message queing facility a la IBM MQS.
DrupalCon Boston 2008 is scheduled for March 3 to March 6, with job fair on the 3rd, and a code sprint on March 7.
I have proposed several sessions, they are:
If you were not aware of it, there was a Drupal Association election today, and the results are out.
To simplify things, and provide some background, the Drupal Association is the non-profit body that is equivalent to a Foundation in other open source projects. It is composed of so called "Permanent Members (PM)", who as a whole are known as the General Assembly (GA). The GA elects Board Members (BM) among them to form the Board of Directors of Drupal.
Two Drupal sites from Australia:
by the same publishing company, Luna Media
They are both published by the same company, Luna Media.
The anonymous user of Drupal fame has finally been located. Well, it is his statue, in a park in Budapest, Hungary.
Due to a bug in the t() function, the translation came out as ANONYMVS, and not Anonymous.
See the pictures of that famous and elusive user on Flickr.
Within the Drupal community, our beloved chx (Károly Négyesi), who cannot be distracted, is recognized as the Drupal core developer with the most code via patches.
What is not known, is that Károly is also a national hero in his native Hungary. During my summer visit to Budapest, I saw an amazing number of signs in his recognition: There are streets named after him, and even parks!
We all thought that Drupal's headquarters will be in Belgium, its birth place.
However, it was discovered that this is not the case, and that the headquarters of Drupal are in snowy Toronto, They are at 215 Spadina Ave in downtown Toronto, suite 400.
Here is the photo:
Oh, and note how Drupal is right up there with "Dreams" ... So true ...
Congratulations to Sutharsan for doing the 90,000th commit to Drupal.
According to Jeff Robbins, Moshe is now a verb. Something can be "moshified"!
Google has donated $10,000 USD to the Drupal project as part of Summer of Code for 2007. Students who participated got a total of $90,000.
As a mentor for the 3rd year, I got a T-Shirt. Just like the previous two years, it arrived just in time when snow is starting to fall in Southern Ontario.
For the second year in a row, the T-Shirts are black. In 2005, it was dark navy blue.
Here is the front of the T-shirt.
And here is the back. Looks like a face from a Sci-Fi movie (Tron?)
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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