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Drupal from the prompt. A dutch presentation.

I prepared a presentation for the Third Drupal Jam held in the Netherlands.

This is off course in Dutch. See the attached pdf.

Dual Screen under Linux

Dual Screen Graph

EDIT: When using a nvidea card run

sudo nvidia-xconfig --twinview

And just     Option "TwinViewOrientation"      "<relationship of head 1 to head 0>"

Problem still remains for multiple configurations like with or without a beamer.
-- EDIT END

Problem: difficulty to attach a beamer or secondary screen to X.

Installing swfmill and finding your friends

While reading the README for http://www.swfmill.org/ to compile non of the dev versions of libxml, libxsl, libfreetype and libpng where mentioned.

As it turned google this point me to http://www.burobjorn.nl/blog/?p=324 with the exact specs documented. Installing a lot dev versions.

I rather install packages then running ./configure && make && sudo make instll but following instruction is cool when they are working.

Internet Explorer blues

Just build a new theme with zen. It all went smooth. But being more a techy then a designer I only tested with FireFox, Gnome Web Browser (Gecko 1.8), Opera, Safari and forgot IE 6 which I have through ie4linux. Guess what ... it broke with IE 6.

Yes I know ... IE is out there for real so you better test. But it is a drag for sure. The designer uses IE 7 where it looks ok. So maybe in the near future we are saved a drag or two :-)

- IE is out there: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

Some feedback from chx over IRC

Talking with chx on IRC regarding the issue http://drupal.org/node/211182 => Updates run in unpredictable order => Drupal, update system, normal, active, 3 IRC mentions

chx has written some testing on DFS in the drupal sandbox. The nice answer "noone stops you from taking the weights.php from my sandbox and run with it." and these http://drupal4hu.com/node/39 comforting words I guess I have to 'go for it'.

But I first needs some 'steps to reproduce' the issue.

references
- http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~lloyd/tildeAlgDS/Graph/DAG/ paragraph 'Topological Sorting'

First (baby) steps with Flash / ActionScript

I want to build some flash games. Just for fun? Yes and no.

Yes because it's fun to learn ActionScript. No because I hope to make money some day.

Some pointers for my system setting which is linux
- ActionScript Language Reference
- a swf compiler and more
- swftools

My first trials ended with a moving square rotating on click ... not very ... but I have some idea how it works.

How should a blog post look like?

Just writing a blog post is not enough. Reviewing my own posts I noted that there are some 'real' blog posts and some more 'article' or 'book page' like posts.

The length of the post are way to short. Most are more a personal note then something others would like to read.

I guess I should make more differentiation between my posts. Either by creating node types or a category. I opt for the first one. This way the blogs become personal again?

Hope this helps to organise my own brain.

Goal Groups

What are Goal Groups?

I did not know this term. But it makes sense to group your site visitors.

Some pointers:

http://groups.drupal.org/node/3761#comment-18895

http://expressionengine.com/

Selling roles

When running a shop it can be useful to sell access to parts of your site.

Do accomplish this see http://www.ubercart.org/docs/user/3366/selling_site_access_role_promotions

Building a my groups block

How does one build a 'my groups' block? I thought it would be an out of the box thingy. But it is not. On the channel the answer was DIY. So this is what I build. The code patterns below are the same. The use cases differently.
  1. Show my groups
  2. Add special node type immediately to a group. This is for speed
  3. Generate a node and redirect elsewhere. This is for speed and timeing usage.

My Groups

This is just looping through the group ids of the current user.

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