Has it really been a month?

Posted on 05 October 2007 by jose

So after a month of playing around in the Drupal back end, theming and adding modules, I'm back to creating content. I've decided to get rid of the hierarchy that still need to get a nice camera to aid in the food adventures feature, and who knows? It may lead to some other
picture posts. I've been looking at the Lightbox module, for example... Imagine a Lightbox block with a randomly generated thumbnail. It could be pretty slick.

Staring down the Bazooka

Posted on 30 September 2007 by jose

I've been heavily using Drupal for a couple months now, and I've finally absorbed enough to start troubleshooting the various migration issues that occurred when I went from Wordpress to what I'm playfully referring to as The Bazooka (because there's just so much you can do, and so many modules if you can't do something; it's amazing, and as I originally assessed years ago when I wanted a blogging platform, almost too powerful. Almost).

Adventures in cooking, part 4

Posted on 05 September 2007 by jose

I have a nasty cold. I hate having a cold. The endless nosedrip, the loud, annoying sneezes (a family characteristic I'm sure my co-workers are overjoyed to be experiencing), coupled with the new and exciting pain behind my right ear, which I can only assume is related (it started right before my cold)... Well, all this makes me rather cranky tonight. I'm even considering taking cold medicine (I've taken Advil for the behind-the-ear pain, as it was messing with my balance and making turning my head, a required motion in safe driving, quite difficult).

Is it wrong that I'm amused by this?

Posted on 04 September 2007 by jose

Every time I drive by this sign, I giggle a little bit. I don't know why...

Easy, there, doc, you don't have to use the whole fist...

In other news,

Viewing Drupal from home

Posted on 30 August 2007 by jose


After a long, hard day at work hacking on Drupal, I like to come home, relax... and hack on Drupal. I've created a view for my existing articles so as to create a dynamic landing page for same. I'm pleased with the results so far.

Adventures in cooking, part 3

Posted on 29 August 2007 by jose

I've been playing with my crappy cell phone camera, because I've realized a cheap, easy way of adding content is by having a huge photo followed by a tiny blurb.

Wherein I start with a beef steak, some chicken breasts, and some peppers (red, green, yellow), and end up with a savory stew:
Just throw a bunch of stuff into a frying pan and see what happens
I'm calling it the Madman, as it fits well thematically with my ground beef Fiasco (not pictured) (yet).

Adventures in cooking, part 2

Posted on 29 August 2007 by jose

I'm a fan of honey mustard dressing/sauce. I like it in salads, but I love it for dipping breaded bits of cooked chicken. For some reason, despite all the advantages afforded me (read: the Internet), I never bothered finding out how to make honey mustard. I instead experimented with existing honey mustard dressings, attempting to add various things to them to adjust the flavor to my preferences.

Now with new map content

Posted on 29 August 2007 by jose


Bill, husband of the aforementioned awesomest librarian Colleen, matches his wife in awesomeness: today he gifted me with a copperplate engraving of a map of Bavaria. Although difficult, because the map is circa 17th century, I was able to locate Munich, Eichstätt, and Ingolstadt. This needs to be framed and hung on my walls ASAP. To re-iterate: Bill is awesome.

It's also a nice reminder that I need to restore my Google map, after breaking its functionality to convert to Drupal. Well done me.

Adventures in cooking, part 1

Posted on 27 August 2007 by jose

I dream of culinary sophistication while setting the bar low... Tonight's dinner? A bag of popcorn.

Feed Readers/Aggregators

Posted on 12 August 2007 by jose

About a year or so ago, my friend Colleen, the most under-appreciated, bestest Librarian evar (it's okay, she doesn't read this, so she won't be embarrassed), convinced me to start using feed aggregators to handle my endless list of content I was trying to keep up with. I'd tried Sage, the Firefox aggregator/feed reader, and the entire exprience had left me hostile to the technology, but with her admonishment/recommendation in mind, I tried out Bloglines.

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