Hi All,

We had a great organizational meeting this past Saturday, after the work part of our day, at Posse East in Austin, Texas. 

Our objectives for meeting were to, 1) make sure we keep up our gardens after they are installed, 2) create work teams and team leaders for upcoming permablitzes, 3) plan the August permablitz, and 4) visit Kealing Middle School and begin the design process for the September permablitz.

Hi All,

There are just a few things that offer me peace of mind when it comes to being able to accept my own mortality, things like trusting in the creative pattern of the universe, or watching Joseph Campbell's video series, "The Power of Myth," or building gardens and houses that will continue to function for decades after I'm gone, OR like today listening to Pink Floyd's song, "Time," and "Great Gig in the Sky" on my way home from work.

I was mourning the fact that I wasn't in Portland for the Drupalcon and then I found this. 



I'm so pleased. Rock on Drupal!


If you check Drupal 7 module updates and you get messages indicating no available releases found for modules that you know are legitimate.  It usually looks something like this.  The URL is ../admin/reports/updates  There is a quick fix:

What a great utility Drush is.  If you don't know, it is a command-line utility for use to do all sorts of amazing things to a Drupal system.  You can easily make a quick database backup with the following command:

drush sql-dump >dbdump.sql

Panels tabs are (like so many things in Drupal) pretty easy once you know the exact steps.  Using Drupal 7.20, Panels version 7.x-3.3, Ctools 7.x-1.2.  you can make a page that has horizontal tabs along the top.  It doesn't require any additional modules.


Well I've started using Windows 8.  My old laptop is creaking along and about to give up the ghost.  I've been using Windows 7 64-bit edition on it and it has been steady as a rock for quite some time now.  My desktop on the other hand is an MSI based AMD machine with Windows 7 32-bit on it.  It has been running fairly well but stutters a whole bunch.  8 Gigs of RAM doesn't seem to help this beast a bit.  I got a new hard drive (Seagate 1 Terrabyte 6 GB/second SATA) to see if that would help with the stuttering but it didn't.  So after transferring everything to the new drive, I decided it

When making a copy of a drupal 7 site, I often need to disable outgoing emails.  I found a useful module called maillog that does the job well.  It also logs all emails so you can easily see what the site is sending out.  You can find it at http://drupal.org/project/maillog

After enabling the module, you can configure it at admin/config/development/maillog

You can disable all email by unclicking the checkbox : Allow the e-mails to be sent.


Crap Cleaner

This is a really cool effective product that I use almost every day. It cleans up all kinds of junk for a computer running MS Windows.


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