While I consider myself well-versed at the front-end theme aspects of Drupal, I had been wanting to delve a little deeper into its underpinnings, if only to understand how modules work. Deconstructed, Drupal is essentially a series of modules working together — be that “core,” the bare CMS — or “contrib,” third party modules available for download from drupal.org. So, in an effort to bolster my skill set, I recently read Drupal 7 Module Development, from Packt Publishing and found it to be an excellent resource.
I recently finished reading Drupal 7 First Look – written by Mark Noble of Drupal by Example, and published by Packt Publishing. I have to admit what while I was interested in learning more about Drupal 7, I was a bit skeptical about a book entitled “First Look,” concerned that perhaps it wouldn’t be substantive enough. However, since I have generally been pleased with the books I’ve read from Packt in the past, I decided this one might be worth reading.
A number of years ago, I received an email from Andrew Milligan about his exceptional bean bag chairs, asking if I would like to have a review unit. Since then I have reviewed their original model, as well as the Sumo Sultan (review here). Imagine my delight when Andrew reached out recently, offering me the opportunity to review their latest and greatest bean bag creation.
You may recall that some time ago, two years ago this month actually, I wrote up a product review of the Omni bean bag chair. The very first comment on that post asked: “Do they come in x-large?” I am happy to say that yes, Sumo makes an extra large model. It is called the Sultan, and I was recently provided one to review. Over the past years, the Omni has become one of my favorite lounging places.
A few weeks ago, I received an email from Tim Trombly, asking if I would like to review his new product, Fins-Up. In short, Fins-Up is a built-in stand for Apple notebooks, which serves a twofold purpose. Firstly, it raises the incline of the keyboard to a more ergonomic level. Secondly, it allows increased airflow beneath the computer itself, helping to prevent over-heating.
I first heard about Fins-Up from my friend and former coworker Cody Lindley.
If you’re the type who appreciates good preaching, I would encourage you to check out Sermon Cloud. If you have not yet heard about it, allow me to attempt to summarize. It is part podcasting site, part social networking, part tag cloud, and part Digg (minus the annoying users). Confused yet? Don’t be. It’s really quite simple. You, or someone you know, uploads his or her sermon as an MP3 file, with an optional PDF manuscript or message notes.
Update: Molly Holzschlag also shared her thoughts on the the topic – here.
Today began like any other Saturday. I sort of lazily woke up, checked email, looked at my Mint stats to check the incoming referrers – nothing too exciting. One URL in particular caught my eye though, that of AboutUs.org which had a page written up about me.
A few weeks ago, Andrew Milligan of Sumo Lounge emailed me asking if I would do a review of his Omni bean bag chair. At first, I was skeptical but decided to take him up on his offer anyway. What can I say – I’m a sucker for free stuff. All I can say is that this is one comfy piece of portable furniture.
Unlike what you might typically think of as a bean bag chair, it is rectangular rather than the typical rounded shape.
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