Planet Drupal

LCD screen comparison; Dell 30" vs MacBook Pro

While checking out Raincity Studio's drupal work on I found myself becoming agitated by the bright orange color palette. I whined a little about the design then realized my monitor is partially to blame. The model I have of Dell's 30" LCD monitor (Here's the newer model) has a whopping 1:1000 contrast ratio. Is that what makes firefox-orange so damned bright?

In these photos I've tried (not completely successfully) to capture the difference between the Dell monitor and th MacBook Pro monitor: side-by-side on Dell 30

Newbie tasks

While reviewing Marco's GHOP issues I found a lot of great issues for Newbie;

Congratulations Marco (GHOP student)

I just completed a pass on all of the usability issues created by Marco.RobotAngel for GHOP task #48 and I wanted to say well done Marco! :)

Is IPv6 finally here?

"On February 4th, IANA will add AAAA records for the IPv6 addresses of the four root servers."

Does that mean IPv6 is finally happening? I guess it's time to make sure your web host supports IPv6, or switch to one that does.

2008 Prediction; (Drupal : websites) == (Linux : webhosts)

I have just one simple prediction for Drupal in 2008;

Drupal becomes to websites and the website-producing industry, what Linux is to webservers and the web-hosting industry.

Merry Drupalmas and hAPI New Year!

Christmas wasn't very merry for me; I spent all day in bed and in the bathroom with a wicked tommy-ache and couldn't eat anything. Now it looks like I won't be able to speak at my friends New Year's Eve doo unless my throat improves vastly in the next few hours (At least I can still attend for the mushy food and the atmosphere!). So my NYE probably won't be too happy (though not sad) either.

DrupalCon Boston 2008 Confirmed?

UPDATE: DrupalCon Boston 2008 has now been officially announced.

Judging by it seems that the planning of DrupalCon Boston March 2008 is well underway. I've even seen emails with dates about session-planning, yet I can't find any news or announcements about it anywhere. What's going on? Is Boston 2008 confirmed? How come there have been no announcements?

What to do with replies to spam?

Almost a month ago I blogged about how much spam I receive. At that time it was around one spam email per 100 seconds (average over the previous month). Since then I've updated my crude spam rate tracker twice and I'm now receiving approximately one spam every 90 seconds. If you look at the numbers carefully you'll noticed that today's count was less for all mailboxes except one; N L AR, the catch-all address for The spam count for that mailbox increased dramatically from about 1000 to almost 4000. Most interestingly, I received almost 150 automated replies to spam messages from unused addresses:

To Core Developers; I Need You, Please. :)

Logo of Season of UsabilityI still haven't been able to establish a technical mentor for my SoU project. I need a Drupal developer with a fair amount of Drupal karma and a small interest in usability, for this project to be successful. I'll be plain; I'm directly asking Dries, core developers, and other similarly-respected folk in the Drupal community, for someone who can commit about 3 hours per week for three months. This is a sizable contribution to Drupal and will result in considerable usability improvements.

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