I have started twice to post a new blog and found myself distracted by mounting tasks. Here's a quick update on everything I can think of.
- In 5 days my wife and I will celebrate our 13th anniversary!!!! What do we have to show for it? 4 children! Here's a photo of BEAUTY and the beast! http://flickr.com/photos/vannfam/2262137664/in/set-72157603897742636/
- My son broke his elbow playing dodge ball at church. He's doing pretty good. He has a cool camouflage cast and get this... The Doctor says that the cast is water proof and that it needs to be cleaned daily. Tyler has to take a shower every day and get the cast thoroughly washed out. The cast is on day 3 of 21. See his blog about it here: http://tyler.dougvann.com
- My new job is not so new any more. I have been working at Slingshot SEO inc. http://www.slingshotseo.com since January 19th. I have worked on their custom PHP/MySQL CMS as well as finishing up their 1st Drupal development project. The 3 guys that run the company are some ultra hip cats who get it. They deliver high valued SEO services to clients gaining them a high level of respect from the business community. I'm blown away at the quantity and quality of referrals that continue to come in. It's oh so good working for a debt free company that is doing things right.
- I applied for [and failed to gain] membership to the Drupal Association. See my comment about it on Drupal.org http://drupal.org/node/375900
- Next Thursday I am joining a friend of mine, Elvis McNeely, to start a local Drupal Users Group on the campus of Purdue University. See the discussion here. http://groups.drupal.org/node/19209
- In mid April we will have some serious Drupal developers in town as they speak at the Museums and the Web Conference. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/ We will have some of them joining us at a special meeting of the local Drupal Users Group
- In 10 days I leave for Washington DC for 6 days. http://dc2009.drupalcon.org This is the BIG HOORAH for the Drupal Community. Project Founder Dries Buytaert will speak as will many of the most important contributors to the project.
- President Obama unveiled a new website that is intended to bring a level of transparency to the government spending frenzy going on right now. That site was developed in.......... Wait for it.............. You guessed it!!!!!!!!!! DRUPAL!!!! http://www.recovery.gov
- I have been invited to speak at the CMS Expo in Chicago April 29th - May 1st. Once again I will be out of town for a family birthday: MINE! :-) http://www.cmsexpo.net