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Posted by acrollet

I recently had to update a number of drupal installations, some of them quite old. Here is a bash "few-liner" to migrate an install to CVS, making it much easier to update in the future.

Posted by acrollet

So David Weinberger gave an interesting keynote this morning, entitled "Is drupal moral?". It was engaging and funny, but I ultimately felt that his conclusion (as I read it) was fairly weak. Essentially, he finished off by asserting that Morality is engaging that that is different from you. Therefore, Drupal is moral, because it provides a means for doing so.

Posted by acrollet

Decided I was tired of having to manually go and look at my posts after I was done writing them... This latest version will open the post under your cursor in your default browser when you type 'o'. whoo! Tested and working on mac os x, could be dodgier on linux/windoze - leave a comment if you have trouble...

new theme!

27 Jan 2009
Posted by acrollet

My blog is back from the dead! Well, maybe for the day, anyway... (had the day off from work because of an ice storm) I decided to jazz it up a little, and installed the excellent nitobe theme. It's pretty much bone stock, except for the header images, which were all taken by me or my wife. If you're curious where any of them were taken, just post a comment and I'll be happy to tell ya...

Posted by acrollet

Thanks to a suggestion on an earlier post, I decided to extend the infamous VIM blogging client to all content types. It now comes with the capability to edit pages and stories by default, and it's easily extendible to other content types. (though you're restricted to editing the title and body, it won't do custom fields!) I suppose this would make the version number something like 0.03-rc2? Here's the (by now) de rigeur screenshot:

Posted by acrollet

A few posts (and many weeks) ago, I alluded to my hope of coming up with a decent way to integrate free tagging (folksonomy), Drupal, and xmlrpc. I looked into trying to extend the existing blogapi module to fit my needs, but discovered that it isn't simple to over-ride core functions in Drupal. Essentially, one must copy the entire module from core to the local modules directory and hack on it. Less than ideal, and not too many people are going to want to mess with it.

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