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Not much going on in Scotland though

A five-month project to map spectrum usage has yielded 200GBytes of data, which shows that hardly anyone in the Highlands is using wireless, but the rest of the country is swathed in electromagnetic radiation.
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First book review - Drupal 6 Themes from Packt Publishing

Drupal 6 Themes

About 3 weeks ago, a book arrived at my front door. It was a complimentary copy of 'Drupal 6 Themes' by Ric Shreves from the lovely people at Packt Publishing. This is the second addition to Shreve's other book - Drupal 5 Themes.

At my work, we already bought the first book (Drupal 5 Themes) about 6 months ago so this isn't new to me except this time round Ric Shreves tackles theming in Drupal 6 which has gotten a little easier but still maintains the flexibility and power that Drupal provides.

I had thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning a lot from Drupal 5 Themes. It was always used as a reference guide each time i built a custom theme which was different than previous ones. So it came as no surprise that Drupal 6 Themes book to me was going to be yet another great addition to kick start the learning process of either building from scratch or upgrading a theme. Or was it? Read more about First book review - Drupal 6 Themes from Packt Publishing

Firefox 3.0 Surpasses IE7 in Europe Browser Stats

And so Firefox continues its march into Europe. It is no secret that alternative browsers are much more popular in Europe than they are in North America, and recent statistics by StatCounter confirm that Firefox 3.0 has actually surpassed Internet Explorer 7, making it the most popular browser in Europe.

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Gallery2 integration back on site and upgraded to 2.3

With the Gallery2 integration (with Drupal 6) upgraded on this site, that's pretty much the whole upgrade process on this site now completed. The upgrade wasn't too bad, i had to upgrade Gallery to 2.3 to get it working on Drupal 6. I did lose my old custom theme for the Gallery page so will need to rebuilt it again. Will leave this until tomorrow when i have time.

Documentation to follow on the upgrade process. Stay tuned... Read more about Gallery2 integration back on site and upgraded to 2.3

For Fans of Drupal, a Time to Meet and Talk Code

And Andy Thornton, 36, a programmer from Astoria, Queens, who works at the United Nations, said the egalitarian nature of Drupal was “almost the epitome of what the Web promised at the beginning. This is very much a democracy. It doesn’t have a top-down authority.”

Article in the NYTimes

I quoted the last paragraph of the article because i just love how he puts it in words about Drupal (but also applies to many other open source projects). Read more about For Fans of Drupal, a Time to Meet and Talk Code

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