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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:08pm

I'll admit it, I was a longtime holdout against the GMail interface but I eventually took the plunge and after learning a few tricks found it to be faster and more efficient for my daily use. In this post I'll describe my current workflow for GMail as well as how to set it up for yourself. I'm assuming that you've used GMail before and I won't be covering basics like Conversations, logging in, etc.

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:44pm

I knew the moment my laptop didn't wake from sleep mode something was amiss. Having retired to my office safe haven for the evening I just wanted to wrap up a few items, log my time and call it a night - the basic end to any Drupal developer's day. My Macbook, however, had other plans.

It was the quintessential nightmare for those of use who live on our computers, a dream we often visualize as worse-case situations but often do nothing to lessen the pain of actualities: a complete computer crash with limited hope of a reboot. But despite the Macabre vibe usually surrounding such thoughts, it's something that doesn't always have to be the ultimate disaster. 

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:00am

This summer I was a mentor for the Google Summer of Code program for Drupal. I maintain the Facebook-style Statuses module, which allows users to have a stream of “status updates” on their user profiles and to write messages on other users’ profiles, like Facebook.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 9:00am

Drupal Commons is a Drupal distribution billed as “social business software.” That means that Acquia is distributing Drupal bundled with some other modules preconfigured to work as a company’s interactive user-facing website. Drupal Commons 1.0 was released on August 5th.

The Purpose of Drupal Commons

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 1:05pm

As a member of the Mediacurrent team, I was lucky enough to be afforded the opportunity to present at this year’s Drupalcamp South Carolina during SouthEast LinuxFest 2010.  My topic was predicated around drush, a tool that every Drupal developer should have in their arsenal. The combination of a command line shell with standard Drupal functions and some very useful time saving utilities make drush a powerful Drupal tool.

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 4:04pm

Introduction to Jay's List

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:18am

Recently, I have been working with quite a few Drupal sites, and one of my favorite tools to use has become drush. For those of you who are not aware of it, drush is a command line utility (drush = DRUpal SHell) that makes management of a Drupal site much more bearable. Drush is a great tool to use and is quite simple to install on your system when you have admin rights to the box. However, what about those of us on shared hosting system? For us, we have no admin rights but if you have picked a solid hosting company, you'll have command line access and a .bashrc file (or similar e.g. bash_profile depending on your server distro).

Monday, January 11, 2010 - 11:28am

Eclipse eclipse logois a powerful open source IDE built on Java that has been around since 2001 and has become quite useful tool for PHP development, including Drupal. This post is meant to give some rationale on why to use this platform for Drupal development and get you oriented as soon as possible. With Eclipse, there is definitely a learning curve, but if you give it a chance I’ll think you’ll find it an indispensable resource for your toolbox.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 1:09am
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Mediacurrent is proud to announce a new webinar that we will be delivering this Thursday, September, 10th at Noon EST titled "Best Practices and Tips on Migrating a Legacy-Based CMS to Drupal" in conjunction with Acquia. With all the excitement about Drupal 7 we are really stoked about the timing of the event!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:00am

There was some little reported financial news that came out of Wall Street last month that did not make much traction in the Drupalsphere, but it should – particularly to our partner Acquia and those of us in the open source world. The news was that the darling of commercial open-source business models, Red-Hat, reported that business is good, very good, despite the global economic recession.