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Core contributing


For many of you it is old hat but for me it was a thrill. Yesterday I got the news that my patch for documentation of aggregator module and rdf had been accepted into core of Drupal 8. I have wanted to contribute more than bug reports and help solve problems in contrib modules for a long time.

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Four Project Pain Points


Projects have very predictable pain points. Recognizing them and overcoming them is the function of a good plan. Rules apply. Keep it simple. Visual, a sketch, works. Create focus. And then as you reach each of the pain points adopt a simple strategy.

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Ingenuity - Unintended Consequences


Mr. Hyam - my Grade 6 teacher - was not a fan of Rube Goldberg machines. Hours spent at home with odd bits and pieces from the junk drawer, various found treasures, a sloped board about the size of a school desk and a small ball bearing resulted in marvellous "contraptions".  Carefully dismantling and transporting it all to school, a buddy and I would set them up on my desk.

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Experienced, Growing Old, and the Long Now


Tis the season. Top 10 Innovators under 30. Top 35 Young Entrepreneurs under 35. So to see an article that celebrated growing old was a wonderful lift to my day. The editor of the MIT Technology review celebrated 7 inventors over 70. In fact most of them were over 80!

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Upgrade hell


Tonight I ran into it again.

Upgrade hell.

jQuery, jQuery UI, CK Editor, Colorbox, Cloud Zoom, TinyMCE and then there is Drupal itself. Within the Drupal community there is a great respect for upgrading Drupal. Since Drush came along I can't say as I have run into any major problems with upgrading modules or core.

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