Drupal Modules and Learning Curve

Granted, Drupal gives you LOTS of power right-out-of the box. However, to really leverage the power of ‘The Drupe’, you really need to dig deep into the modules area. It is obvious that you can accomplish pretty much anything, any layout, any content view or type, if you just look  hard enough. Themeing was interesting, ...

Ning or Drupal?

Originally, I had planned to build out the accepted applicants portal/community site in Ning. Drupal offers way more control and can be hosted internally. More on this later.

Theming in Drupal

Just started theming in Drupal. Everytime I’ve got my hands inside the Drupal engine I get giggly. Drupal is a beauty — I’ve begun building out the community site for a local Philadelphia bike racing team. I will follow that up with a build-out of a community site for accepted applicants at the Law School. ...

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network

The Buzz: Create Your OWN Social Network
I recently joined the University Webmasters Social Network (http://cuwebd.ning.com/) on NING. The flexibility that Ning, and similar (what I call) “SockNet” sites has big and positive implications for smaller Universities in particular. One-stop centralized do-it-yourself solutions like these can be leveraged in a variety of ways to bring University communities closer together: faculty and students ...

“Dot Net”, here I come!

I’m still in disbelief: I was in the office 21 days straight. That is NOT an exaggeration, and I am sometimes prone to exaggerating ( I think that is part of my Latina DNA). Seriously: 21 days in a row, 10 to 11 hour days. I look back and I had no idea I had ...

I’m In MimoLove

I'm In MimoLove
I’ve discovered Dino Alberto (discover Alberto’s art) and I am loving it! Just as tasty, I’ve also discovered mimobots and vimbots. I happily stumbled upon Alberto and Mimobots in a roundabout way: i was looking for USB flash drives, and I hit the mimobot site. WOW! This is so cool! … I am absolutely enthralled ...

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO – Buy one get one!

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO - Buy one get one!
Update on the One Laptop Per Child initiative: Starting on November 12, 2007 –  you can help by  buying one and donating one.

iThis. MyThis. Th.s. Stupid Web 2-point-Oh Tricks.

iThis. MyThis. Th.s. Stupid Web 2-point-Oh Tricks.
iPod. iMac. iPhone. iGadget. You can even create your very own iName. mySpace. myAOL. myMSN. myWebspace. myWay. What is going on? We give an extra vowel (iVillage), then we take away another … wis.dm. flickr. or, even combine both the give and the take –> iStalkr. and what’s with the extra ‘o’? hoooka? zooomr? my, ...

E-Paper: Photonic Crystals = Flexible Displays.

E-Paper: Photonic Crystals = Flexible Displays.
Toronto: that’s not the first city you would think of when discussing E-paper, but this city is leading the way in the use of photonic crystals for improved flexible device displays: (From technologyreview.com) Crystal light: Photonic crystals made out of silica beads (shown as gray balls) measuring 200 nanometers across are embedded in a spongy ...

Yahoo Pipes

Yahoo Pipes
Yahoo Pipes let’s you build your own mashups by dragging modules. The Yahoo Pipes project makes it easy for you to easily direct data through a series of loosely connected applications. Tony Patton offers a really great tutorial. This video introduces the mashup concept. There are a few cool Pipes currently running: (note, you may ...