FYI: Looking for a Drupal Ninja Understudy

Job posting is here:
http://groups.drupal.org/node/21537

Use my contact form if interested. Austinites are given uber-priority, but currently the strongest applicants are outside of Austin.

Fleeing Twitter

I set up a twitter account today. It wasn't out of the blue, I was installing the twitter module for a client (works great btw). Yet, I'd be a liar if I denied flirting with the idea of twittering. After about 3 hours, I decided I didn't want to twitter.

I've begun a quest in finding the opposite of twitter, for I feel that quest will reward me with happiness.

Drupal Project Movers and Shakers: The D-6000

Highlight: WYSIWYG API Gets Top Spot With 97% Growth (Feb 8th - March 29th)

Ever wondered which modules' userbase was growing fastest?

With a bit of simpleXML, 2 hours of boredom, and drupal.org's usage charts, I can provide an answer. Personally I thought the results were rather interesting.

This list only includes projects that got 6000 downloads or more last week. I picked 6000, because otherwise, ubercart wouldn't show up.

A Drupal Weather Report

I had this weird idea: drupal has become so complex, with so many moving parts, that understanding the big picture is like predicting the weather. I forgot how long ago this was, but I know this would have been an accurate report:

PLANETWIDE DRUPAL REPORT [sometime in 2008]

If Only I Could Strike Back At The SEO Consultant Slime

Nothing makes you feel "not so special" like having the majority of your daily comments -- that pass captchas mind you --  left by bottom feeding SEO consultants. Now before I explain why these consultants are bottom feeders, and why you could teach an 8 year old chimp to do their job* (which they charge upwards $75.00 by the hour!... adding insult to injury) let me tell you why I can't defend myself.

Will the Internet Twitter Away, or Resurrect Literature?

A friend of mine, Anthony Alofsin, started a blog. He's primarily know for his contributions to the field of architecture, as a professor, and author of over 20 books on the subject. His interest in blogging, however, is literature, and -- i think -- challenging, and subverting a few of today's fashionable institutions of thought.

His first entry contains a manifesto:

On Bureaucracy

The behavior of any bureaucratic organization can best be understood by assuming that it is controlled by a secret cabal of its enemies.
-Robert Conquest's Second Law of Politics

Art Vs. Fashion Vs. Design

It’s art if it can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.

-Wouter Stokkel

Food for Thought

"I believe the hard part of building software to be the specification, design, and testing of this conceptual construct, not the labor of representing it and testing the fidelity of the representation. We still make syntax errors, to be sure; but they are fuzz compared with the conceptual errors in most systems."

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Fred Brooks, No Silver Bullet

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