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Archives for the ‘conference notes’ category

avoiding the git of despair

gitforteams.com Features, Git, & Drush! I’m wondering if I really want more command-line-ish access, or if Justin does. Especially with committing theme changes. Also, I want to do some sketching about what the ideal flow looks like for theme, module, structure, and content. I’m not making a lot of notes in this one because there’s […]

site building like an engineer

the architecture, and complexity, of a drupal site is based on module selection. nice runthru of heuristics for module selection. special cases panels (“is it done the drupal way or the panels way?” and this is why I’m always skeptical) display suite views “I have this layer of complexity…do I use it?” domain access organic […]

battle for the body field

“I thought it was a training issue, but it’s not.” This story about the HR site for the multinational makes me think of issue with my.e.e, which the admin computing people solve by not actually using any Drupal features. (Then again, my.e.e isn’t really text.) [pope article after snowfall] this is the “blue box” problem, […]

morning thoughts

I found the Pre-note sort of dreadfully annoying, so I went out to one of the tables under the stairs, where the initial conversation was about hotels (Milner two blocks from the venue, my eye!) but then five of us were working together to help a gal from a college figure out a View. There […]

higher ed summit

Panel, no one in a communications or marketing unit — mostly folks who do contract sites for college departments, units, including chargeback models. Interesting: discussion about how they decide whether to use WP or Drupal for any given project. It’s so weird being here as a person from higher ed, but with no departments. Stanford […]

morning in LA

I’m up early because there was an incredibly loud garbage truck under my hotel window at 5:30 this morning, and the convention isn’t open yet, so I’m camped at the Starbucks between here & there. Yes, Starbucks. Because it’s open and I know it has wifi and I more or less know what to expect […]

tourist day

In which I find cycling, art & parks much less exhausting than an enormous mall. Go figure.