Italian wedding cookies for a cause

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Last night my wife made about 250 Italian wedding cookies as part of preparations for a bake sale fundraiser for a friend of the family who was severely injured this past New Year's in an accident on his farm. The jury's verdict is in and they're up to the standard of her previous batch. Later this week she is also going to do several batches of miscellaneous cookies, plus half a dozen batches of rice crispy treats, so hopefully they'll help raise lots for our friend & his family in their time of need.

Trello board for planning Panelizer v7.x-3.2 [updated]

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Anyone interested in the forthcoming Panelizer v7.x-3.2 release might like to checkout the Trello board I've set up to help coordinate the effort.

FYI I've restructured the various lists around specific topics, which greatly helps get an understanding for the work to be done. Any and all help is appreciated :-)

Who moved my toys?

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While Kian was playing on the ground he pushed himself backwards away from all the toys, then started complaining to us that he couldn't reach his toys anymore.

Got wood!

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I took a half day off work to load up two cords of wood, it took four hours to stack it all and by the time we were done my fingers were going numb from the cold. And yes, I still prefer this to living in Florida.

Whither Metatag 1.0?

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In my recent appearance on the DrupalEasy podcast I mentioned that I was aiming to have Metatag 1.0 ready by the end of February. Next week is the end of February and, being honest, I haven't really touched it since releasing 1.0-beta9 on Drupal's birthday, January 19th last. I felt it best to explain where my contrib efforts have been lately and explain why I'm not making my goal.

As you might be aware of, I co-maintain a number of modules along with Metatag. One of the ones I like the best is Panelizer, a module originally written by Earl "merlinofchaos" Miles as a replacement for the lackluster Panel Nodes submodule of Panels. I originally helped with its port from D6 to D7 as I thought it had great potential, but it truly came into its own when Earl released v3 back in 2012 when it went from "Panel Nodes++" to a complete solution for displaying all view modes (!) of all entities (!!). The module has become critical to my site building tool chest and several projects I'm working on need several key bugs and feature improvements resolved. As a result, for the past month I've been focusing on fully understanding the detail of many of these issues so that I can lead the charge on the forthcoming v3.2 release.

Additionally, recently I've become the co-maintainer for many of helper modules for Panels - Panels Everywhere, Panels Content Cache and Panels Hash Cache, so I've also been trying to improve them bit by bit and learning how best to use them in my own sites.

Lastly, I've also been trying to finish off the next release of Code Per Node, and because of trying to help a friend I've ended up becoming co-maintainer of the AntiSpam module, which needs some fixes.. and there's Nodewords for the existing D6 sites.. and I need to do a new release of GoogleNews.. and...

So, as you can guess, I haven't gotten back to Metatag lately.

My current plan is to finish off the important fixes for Panelizer and then loop back to do another round of bug fixes & patch reviews for Metatag, which should lead to v7.x-1.0-rc1. After that I'll probably bounce around between Panelizer, Metatag, CPN and Panels Everywhere while I put together stable releases for each one, so hopefully by the end of March there'll be a bunch of new stable releases out.

Before I go I'd like to firstly thank my awesome employer Mediacurrent who sponsor much of my work on these modules, and Gregory Boggs for using Metatag as the guinea pig with a number of Drupal beginners he was helping

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