Quick lick of paint. 15 Jul 2011

It’s amazing what a quick lick of paint can do! I’m now using a theme called simple clean and overriding all default fonts with a font selected using the Google Fonts module. Not bad for 5 minutes work.

That Feeling 31 Mar 2011

You know that feeling... the one where your 2000 meters up staring out over snow covered mountains shaking snow off your skis, looking down the hill, picking the line, clearing your mind, ready for that one last push, sinking down as your skis carve through the snow, leaning into corners as you sweep round effortless turns. Then you reach the bottom, look back up, breath in deeply and sink into an adrenaline induced warm cloudy feeling. Now listen to this - http://youtu.be/GIAIrNUYeJ8?hd=1 and re-read. I get this feeling everytime I ski, whether on my own or with my family, it's why...

Kickstarting a Drupal Module 12 Feb 2011

Here's a novel idea, why not use Kickstarter.com to fund module development? For example (because we can never have to many!) a new Image Slideshow module. The base price would be say $1000 to kick start the development process. Kickstarter allows you to have up to 3 rewards (I think it's 3) you could use this to tie in potential users and customers. Here's an example scenario: Reward 1 - (Quantity 4) - $25 - You get 1 feature of your choice addedReward 2 - (Quantity 4) - $50 - You get the module installed and implemented on your siteReward 3...

Retiring the drupal.org forum. 06 Feb 2011

Note: Due to popular demand I'm publishing this early, there will be future revisions. There's a post on the drupal.org mailing list which caught my attention - http://bit.ly/g56sOj There has been some chatter on Twitter concerning the future of the forums on drupal.org. I don't want to relight any code wars on keeping it in house or using external solutions but...... Here is a well supported stackexchange proposal to provide Drupal answers. I think this would be an ideal replacement for the Drupal.org forums. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/2978/drupal-answers Please offer your support and commitment to the stackexchange site so we can help new users...

Lazy Mans Guide to Aeropress Brewing 17 Jan 2011

For well over a year now I've been using an Aeropress. I started with a crappy espresso machine, then moved on to cafetiere, still dabble with filters (Chemex is on my list of things to buy) but the one piece of equipment I've stuck with has been my Aeropress. Much to the cringe of many people I can't actually brew well with the Aeropress. Every single brew is different, I'm currently drinking what's quite possibly the worst cup of coffee I've made from it in a long while. This is because I purposely brew different, I like to experiment with...

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