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My Drupal contrib plans for August, updated

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A few weeks ago I posted my plans for my personal Drupal contributions for the next month-or-so. I wanted to give a minor update on what I'd managed to achieve so far.

My next goals are:

  • New releases for the Twitter module for D6 and D7, probably -beta1 releases because there are a few additional changes that are needed before they're "final".
  • A new release for the Fieldable Panels Panes to add some missing permissions.
  • A new branch for the Nodewords module to add token and content type functionality that may result in some API changes.
  • Work on the NERDSummit / NEDCamp presentation.

Once the first three are done then I'll start back onto Panelizer.

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Three positive things, day twenty five

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So today was Saturday - my #awesomewife took our kids to some museums in Western Massachusetts while I worked on some things.

The first positive thing was getting huge smiles from Kian when he woke up. Some mornings he's fussy when he wakens up, but this morning he was all smiles.

The second positive thing was finally remember / getting the time to submit sessions to two upcoming web development conferences - NERDSummit in September and NEDCamp in October. I plan on doing the same presentation at both camps, all about open source and based upon my keynote speech from last year's NERDSummit. Should be fun!

The third positive thing was dipping my toes into Drupal 7's defacto e-commerce system "Drupal Commerce" a little more and releasing a small module to solve a specific use case. The goal was to provide a complete product list on the checkout form, so that visitors could fill in what they want and checkout at the same time, rather than having to do it in multiple steps. I'll probably have to do a little more work on it, but it's a reasonably solid start.

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Three positive things, day twenty three

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(this is for Thursday)
This was a somewhat humdrum day.

The first positive thing was working with someone on a bug in a thing in Drupal. My coworker identified the scenario that triggered the bug, and I set about fixing it. While digging into the problem I realized that the thing never would have worked properly the way it had been written, it was always going to have this blatant mistake. It took a little bit but I rewrote part of the logic to avoid triggering the problem, and then wondered why nobody else had fixed this in the probably ten years that this piece of the Drupal puzzle had been around. There's a little bit more to do to tidy up the code and confirm it works correctly for all scenarios, but it's over 90% there.

The other positive things were pretty small - leftovers from some amazing previous meals for lunch & dinner, and some time discussing our vacation plans for later this summer. Like I said, it was a little humdrum.

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Three positive things, day twenty

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So this should have gone out last night, because that was Monday night. Ah well.

The first positive thing was (finally) planning to visit The Big E this year. For those who haven't heard of it, it's a huge

The second positive thing was my wife's best friend visiting for a while.

The third positive thing was that I'm teaching my wife and her friend web development, and we finally got to the point of having Drupal installed. Having gotten to this step, we can start getting into some of the fun stuff next time.

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Three positive things, day seventeen

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So, that was Friday.

The first positive thing was that I finished my work for the week in enough time to help with dinner, and I completed enough hours on an important project so that troop leader won't be worried about my quota ;-)

The second positive thing was a small thing, but I released a new version of a plugin for Drupal that's in use by at least a quarter of a million websites and has been downloaded over a million times. No pressure ;-) The new version fixes some bugs and will make it easier to avoid other bugs in future.

The last positive thing was uncovering a bunch of knots in Jen's back. While this isn't necessarily a good thing, we discovered them before she took the kids on a long drive to a new museum tomorrow, so hopefully we'll be able to loosen them up enough before she heads off to avoid problems while they're exploring.

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