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  • My 15 seconds of fame via a Drupal book

    Last week, someone that goes by the name of Anti sent me an e-mail stating that she finally got a copy of the John K. Vandyk's and Matt Westgate's Drupal book, Pro Drupal Development.  To my surprise she also congratulated me for being quoted on the inside front cover.  Having a quote by me included in the book was a welcome surprise. I knew the publisher liked my first impressions of the book that I included in a post a couple months ago.  However, I had no idea I would be quoted in a second…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 11, 2007
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  • Summer Schedule

    I just spent the day with my son hiking along the trails of a nearby state park.  My son is only 3 1/2 so some of the the sights, sounds, and smells are still new to him.  Those trails I've walked a hundred times also becomes new to me when I allow myself to see it all through his eyes.  I left the cell phone in the car and the only modern tools we carried were our walking sticks which were found and left in the woods we traveled.  It was a good day for both of us and the experience served as a…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 09, 2007
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  • CNET: American Conservatives and Technology

    Interesting observation by Karl Rove as well as good commentary by Charles Cooper.In an illuminating interview published in the June 4 issue of The New Yorker, White House political aide Karl Rove suggested that a nexus exists between the spread of technology and a centrist-conservative outlook on the world. "There are two or three societal trends that are driving us in an increasingly deep center-right posture," Rove told the magazine. "One of them is the power of the computer chip. Do you…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 08, 2007
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  • A Joomla 1.5 book on my doorstep

    A couple weeks ago, I found on my doorstep Hagen Graf's book, Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 Beta 1.  The book was sent to me by the book's publisher, Packt Publishing, in hopes that I would review the book on the Joomla! content management system here at CMSReport.com.  While I do not promise to review every book or Internet link that comes my way, I always appreciate the opportunity to do such reviews.  In this case, I was eager to review the book since I have lost track of the new…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 07, 2007
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  • Serendipity 1.2 on the horizon

    A new version of the blogging application Serendipity is now at the beta stage, Serendipity 1.2 Beta 1.  The most significant changes in this new version of Serendipity is the authentication and session scheme for easier plug-in interaction.  Also support for theming/template authoring has been improved using Smartyfield.The following is a list of some of the new enhancements according to the Serendipity 1.2-beta1 announcement since Serendipity 1.1: Templates for Backend (Entry Editor, Master…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 06, 2007
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  • Lorelle on Wordpress: Are you Blogging your Passion or Blogging your Blog?

    So you want to write a successful blog?  Or perhaps just have a successful Website that people actually visit?  Lorelle reminds us just how to make your blog of interest to others. I have many friends raised within countries which still play by these rules, where you are and do what your father or mother did, and maybe your grandparents before you, not what you want to do. Where apprenticeship programs are the only way into a trade. Where you are tested and found competent for a specific job,…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 05, 2007
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  • Drupal on a Budget

    During the past couple years I have recommended to people that they host their Drupal sites on a virtual private server (VPS) instead of a shared hosting plan.   While a large number of people do not have problems running Drupal under shared hosting plans, I have always felt that there are less headaches with using a VPS to host your sites.  For example, with a VPS I don't have to worry whether the shared hosting plan gives me the necessary MySQL privileges needed by Drupal (especially CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES and LOCK TABLES).  From time to time, you also hear from people with "Drupal friendly" shared hosting plans eventually find that their hosting company isn't so friendly toward their Drupal site.  Planet Drupal contributor, Clancy Ratliff, is one of the most recent  examples for having a host provider not really happy she is using Drupal.  So I often ask myself, is shared hosting for Drupal really worth the trouble?

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 31, 2007
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  • The CMS evolution and publishing revolution

    This is a fantastic article found on ZDNet UK not only about open source content management systems but the issues that traditional publishers are now facing in either competing or adopting with today's Web CMS.  The article is written by Mike Barrett and is titled, "CMS evolution, publishing revolution?".

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 30, 2007
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  • Which would you choose? - Plone, Apache Lenya, or Nuxeo 5

    The message below was originally posted as a comment here at CMS Report. Unfortunately, the comment was posted while I was switching the site over to a new server and just before the Memorial weekend holiday here in the United States. I'm afraid very few people saw the comment so I thought it should get more attention by posting the comment onto the "front page". The author has narrowed his choice of content management systems for his project down to Plone, Apache Lenya, and Nuxeo 5. I'm…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 29, 2007
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  • What did they discover in Halo 2?

    I'm not much of a gamer, but I have to ask...how do you just discover partial nudity in a game that you are writing for?  Specifically, the game is Halo 2.Microsoft is delaying the release of Halo 2 for Windows Vista after partial nudity on the game was discovered, the software giant said Friday.In this great age of ours, there are days I wish I was still a teenager.  On other days, I fear when my son will become a teenager.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 26, 2007
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