There’s been a lot said and written about the most recent drama in the Drupal community, quite a few people have asked me why I care. This is hard to answer without sounding flippant in 140 characters, so I’ve taken the time to write another blog post about the topic. This one a little less angry and more reasoned than the first.
Being a huge fan of the first two Mass Effect games (and at least mostly satisfied with the third), getting the fourth game in the series was pretty much inevitable.
I’ve just managed to finish the game (according to the game stats, 66 hours in, 76% of everything completed, 35/55 achievements. I've finished the main story line, levelled my character up to level 50, visited all the places, talked to almost everyone).
I have had many differences with the Drupal Association in the past, starting with the many clashes we had with their erstwhile leadership when we were organising DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010, so I’ll admit I wasn’t their biggest fan before the latest events.
Flying to and from DrupalCon Dublin, I noticed something new in the preflight briefing. It's been widely reported already, but it was the first time I heard it in person, and it made me wonder if this is not in fact the worst kind of publicity possible.
The message was something to the effect of:
Please note that the use of Samsung Note 7 phones is not allowed on this flight.
…and going on a bit about how said device needed to be completely powered off.
One of the things the Drupal community prides itself on, is how open the community is. And that is generally true, but there's one exception.
And that is the Kafkaesque horror-show we subject any newcomers that would like to publish their code on Drupal.org to. It goes by the name of “Project Applications“.
I'm so tired of seeing “Not all X are like that”. Not be cause its untrue. But because it is stating the obvious. It is completely unnecessary to say.
I wish humanity could progress to the point that it was understood that generalisations do not apply to everyone. It's a bit like me saying “ducks can fly” and you protesting this with a story about a duck that can't fly because it's broken a wing, or lost its feathers.
Please think of that, next time you have the urge to derail a conversation with a “not all ducks are like that”.
First, congratulations to the people of Catalonia, on their referendum yesterday. The right to political freedom is essential in any non-tyrannical society, and I find it very instructive to see how the central government of Spain is trying to deny the people of Catalonia that freedom.
The message could not be more clear. The plebs are allowed to vote on which politicians gets to lord over them from afar, and through the EU, also allowed to vote for giving more power to politicians in other countries.
This blog of mine has been a weird fixture of my existence. I started it in 2005, and since then it been through quite a few iterations.
One of the most damaging ideas of recent history is the idea that taxes are about paying your debt to society.
Originally, taxes was for services rendered. You paid taxes to the king, and he in turn protected you from enemies and enforced law and order. At least, that was the idea.
Do you need to tell your visitors when you are open for business? Your office hours, when the service desk is open?
Then Opening Hours might be the module for you. In this post, I'm going demonstrate how the module can be used, as well as some of the API capabilities for extending it.