Three positive things, day fifty eight (catching up)

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Thursday happened.

The first positive thing was someone posting a link to an (NSFW) interview with Amanda Palmer and two others that was part of her book tour from last year. I didn't know much of her before that, but I the interview left me very interested and wanting to know more of her work. Which led to..

The second positive thing was discovering that Ms Palmer had posted a full concert of her and some support artists from this past June.

The third thing Drupal training with my #awesomewife and her friend. Tonight we spent a lot of time talking about some things so only worked on text formats and some basic HTML, we'll get into images next time.

Three positive things, day fifty seven (catching up)

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Today was Wednesday and that meant...

The first positive thing was Kian picking up a potato from a box of spuds his mum had brought home from the store, and then just running around the house with it. I don't know whether to blame that on some genetic memory of his Irish heritage that tells him potatoes are important, or he was just being a toddler, but either way.. lol!

The second positive thing was doing a security release for a Drupal plugin/module I maintain. I'm always impressed by how much emphasis the Drupal community places on security, and it's always a pleasure to be a part of it.

The third positive thing was going bowling with my friend and coworker, Matt Goodwin, and our families. We actually focused even less on the bowling this time that we did last time, but we still had fun.

Three positive things, day fifty six (catching up)

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Today was Tuesday so that meant..

The first positive thing was my weekly ukulele class. Yes, it was fun, yes, I learned some new things, yes, I need to practice more :)

The second positive thing was that my burns from the weekend are healing, and we used it as a learning exercise for the kids - i.e. always wear sunblock, otherwise you end up looking like Daddy.

The third positive thing was deciding what my first tune would be to each Aidan and Liam to play the ukulele. More on that later.

Met some new friends

My friend Carlos.
My friend Carlos.
Carlos likes grass.
Carlos likes grass.
Jealous Carlos is jealous.
Jealous Carlos is jealous.
Aidan teaching goats how to climb.
Aidan teaching goats how to climb.
A friendly cow.
A friendly cow.
Sad cow is sad.
Sad cow is sad.
Mom, I want Boo.
Mom, I want Boo.

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Today I met some new friends. One of them, Carlos, is a Red Brahma / Red Holstein cross that's so large their measuring tape is to small and they need to get a new one, which meant he weighs at least 2,500lbs; his back was up to the top of my head, which is larger than any bovine I've ever met before. Crazy. Even when we met Carlos' brother, who's about 1,000lbs lighter, he couldn't stay away. Jealous Carlos is jealous.

I also met an extraordinarily friendly small cow (forgot to ask what breed she was, or get her name - sorry) who just loved scratches. When I turned to walk away I saw she was already crying.

Then there was a pack of piglets and their mom - one of them was hungry but the mom would just not roll over enough to let down some milk, the little thing spent several minutes trying to get something but didn't seem to be having much luck.

There were also goats, and Aidan took the opportunity of teaching them how to climb onto a large tractor tire that was left in their yard - he's helpful like that.

Contrib update for early September (updated)

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So after several months' of work last week I finally got new releases out for the Twitter module. And then this morning released more updates because a few bugs had snook their way in. Sorry about that. I do hope the new versions will keep people content for a while - if you, your client or your employer's site(s) use the module, please consider giving some back (on company/client time!) through helping with the issue queue as there are still a good many feature requests and patches that need some TLC.

Last week also saw a security release for Fieldable Panels Panes. With that out the door the next step for that module is to work through the issue queue and work on plans for the next release.

However, before that happens I do really need to get back to the Panelizer module that has definitely languished from my absence of the past several months. This module is very important to me and I'm ready to fix all the things and get a stable release out. Oh, and to write more tests. A lot more tests. Because tests are the one thing that help avoid the regressions that keep coming up.

PS, I'll be at NERDSummit next Saturday, September 12th, giving a talk on why open source is not just free software - I hope to see you there.

Oh... I almost forgot. This weekend I'll be getting the D8 port of Metatag onto d.o and plotting out my hopes and dreams to take it to v1.0 and beyond - we'll see how that goes.

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