My long lasting trials with Linux 27 May 2010

Another year, another release of Ubuntu. Ubuntu has been my choice of fustration ever since version 5 I think, it's been that long ago I can't remember. Every year I've said myself that I'll ditch windows and move to linux. Below is a rough timeline of every single fail I've had with linux. 1. Ubuntu 5 - Wifi card plainly refused to work, my knowledge of linux was low so I gave up after a few hours. 2. Ubuntu 6 - Wifi card refused to work, spent 2 days trying to get it to work. Graphics card was buggy. 3....

A-Z Module Page 15 Apr 2010

So I had an interesting idea while scrolling through the hundreds of modules on our dev site at work. Why not have an A to Z listing on the top of the page which then links to the corresponding section this would would make it a lot easier than scrolling and using find (think of all the dependencies). I'll have a go at making it this weekend for D6 then see what it's like porting it to D7. I'll also submit to drupal.org it might finally get me a CVS account :) On that note I finally installed D7 today,...

IMDB Top 250 21 Mar 2010

A blog post in which I attempt to watch all top 250 movies as rated on IMDB. (Bold I've seen)   Rank    Rating    Title    Votes1.    9.1    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)    482,5652.    9.1    The Godfather (1972)    388,1883.    9.0    The Godfather: Part II (1974)    229,3964.    8.9    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)    146,6385.    8.9    Pulp Fiction (1994)    391,9586.    8.8    Schindler's List (1993)    259,4307.    8.8    12 Angry Men (1957)    107,7918.    8.8    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)    200,1019.    8.8    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)    262,93010.    8.8    The Dark Knight (2008)    430,42511.    8.8    The Lord of the Rings:...

Social Media Recursion 23 Feb 2010

With what seems to be a new social network being released every week, I’m looking at you Buzz, people have more than their fair share of choices to make. This got me thinking, why not have an account on everyone? Well for a start there’s no point, but most crucial is why bother if none of your friends are on there. Now this is the part where recursion comes in, the majority of social networks have some sort of api or some hook that developers can use to interact with the services. So why not hook them all together? For...

Jquery UI Tabs in Drupal 6 07 Aug 2009

A few months ago I saw an ubercart shop that had tabbed content on the product pages. Genius idea! As per rule 35 of drupal/the internet a module probably already exists but I decided to build this from scratch. It’s not a module so I won’t be releasing it, it’s more a proof of concept for me to learn some more drupal skills. My first attempt failed miserably attempting to shoe horn it into the default node.tpl.php. So rather than doing it this way I created a view to display node content based on the content type and an argument...

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