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D&D & Drupal

list of urls, query path to scrape data, migrate for pathfinder! migrate & spotify marvel character database, star wars character api D8 has symphony’s DOM parser 3.5 SRD MySQL data dump Pathfinder has it as CSV. isotope module (for hiding & showing?) wacky dice stories.


[context: at some point Google Site Search is probably going to be prohibitively expensive. is this a good alternative?] Lucene is an underlying search technology, from Apache, in Java. Same as Solr. big diff from Solr is that it’s clusterable? is that something that matters for us? I’ve no idea. also, I have no goddamn […]


Someone from Evergreen should go to Write the Docs? (these are notes on phone.) I think there’s a lot to bring from this to documentation of things at work. The idea of curation, pruning, caretaking of articles. Everything has an owner/editor, at least. Edit as pull request.

flavors of svg

I’m in this one for Justin, mostly, and to see what modules and things we should be going with. svg is just ridic cool. inline svg — could that be added via embed entity (or whatever that’s called) — I hope I’m not getting too far ahead. TBH, this part is all about all the […]

revisions everywhere

undoing delete? problems with concurrent editing the issue of distributed content generation …. demo of a module for D8 — I’ve already forgotten the name. [nb: Multiversion] tree showing split “revision tree” when editing in two sites that are supposed to be in sync. [so is there a D7 contrib module that works like Cascade’s […]

using grunt with drupal

I’m not 100% sure if this applies, but it’s intriguing since Justin is already using Grunt for CSS & JS tasks (compiling SASS, minifiying, etc). I really wish DrupalCon were set up like Confab in one very specific way: I like having a table to set my tablet/notebook on for typing. The height of these […]

lean collaborative usability

I don’t have notes for the keynote, but I do have thoughts. more later? omg this room is too hot. nice slide of options for testing better screening helps with buy-in. reservio.com — I would also love to know what her screening questions look like. this whole slide about automating scheduling, Susan should look at. […]

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, […]