It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with Doug Vann. Your best efforts are inadequate for the task. I blog. I tweet. I share at our local events as well as abroad.... But you still never know exactly what ol' Doug is up to, for the most part...
Here's the skinny:
Today I start my 1st day with Chicago based Duo Consulting! www.DuoConsulting.com
It's been a whirl wind gang, so strap in and hold on tight!
In addition to doing my own amount of business with a few select partners, I have also taken a some work with a major Drupal Shop www.trellon.org
I left the project of www.apbspeakers.com when the work load wasn't enough for both Ray Stuart and me.
--1st the Drupal part then below is the personal part!---
I have a client who absolutely insists that the ie6 layout and mouseover issues must be resolved.
I did some of the usual tricks but found that I needed to change the HTML markup in order to really get it right.
My decision? I needed to use a tpl.php template page that would only apply to ie6.
My front page at www.genesisplasticswelding.com has some background transparent png files that swap on mouseover. I could NOT get these to work in ie6.
There is a rather interesting event coming up in a few weeks that I wanted to make you aware of.
Smaller Indiana is a group I belong to at www.smallerindiana.com It is put together by Pat Coyle and runs on the NING platform. By the way. The Ning social publishing platform is quite nice. What Pat has done with it is truly amazing.
Day one of DrupalCamp Wisconsin is over.
I've met some cool people. Some I knew from twitter, others I knew from groups.drupal.org.
The more I present the more I want to do it again. I love it when ppl have the AHA moment and things start clicking.
I particularly enjoy getting people up to speed so that when they hit the crazier sessions, they can get more out of them. I remember sitting through API and CCK and Views when I wasn't quite sure what a node was. I'm glad I hap people around to educate me. Now I can't wait to give back any chance I get.
The 2009 CMS Expo was in Evanston IL 4/29 - 5-1 & it was a huge success. Details at www.CMSexpo.net I was there to teach the Drupal KickStart Session along with co-presenter Matthew Leichlider. Our slides are attached to this post in PDF format. Our class had over 2 dozen attendees and for 3.5 hours we gave them a healthy dose of Drupal.
Whoa! This book does not seek to alarm you as much as it seeks to inform you. The problem is not that Drupal is not secure. What author Greggory Knaddison shows is that its up to the admin to make sure that all of the security features are used properly to ensure a secure site. By showing what hackers might do the reader is informed on how to make sure that those attacks would not cause damage to their sites. In a word, this book is PRACTICAL. And for a second word I would add ESSENTIAL. This book is causing a lot of conversation in the Drupal community.
Is 2009 REALLY over 25% finished? OK. So it is. What was it like for you? My family has seen less of me this year than in years prior. We made a decision to get as close to debt-free as possible this year and that means breaking new ground on income. Some how spending less is supposed to play a role too, but that doesn't sound like any fun now does it? I am thankful to have a family [Wife and four children] that packs in the quality time that we do spend together. I have 3 day weekends every week and we take advantage of that as much as possible.