Drupal Dad's Day

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Ashlin & Sabina

Father's Day is on June 20. Of course, with a second precious daughter in my life, this day will have even more meaning for me. Gwen recently asked me what I would like, which is always (for me) a difficult question to answer. So I gave it some thought, and came up with a list. In retrospect, I realized it all had to do with my endless pursuit of Drupal, so I thought I'd share that here for other Drupal Dads and their families to contemplate...

Diver's Slate

A diver's slate - What does that have to do with Drupal, you ask? Well, some of my best ideas come when I'm in the shower. Many of those have been lost forever, because I often promptly forget them by the time I've dried off. This particular gadget has an "infinite scroll", and (presumably with a USB connection) allows its entries to be scanned into a computer later. And if you get your best ideas when diving, its "phosphorescent writing surface illuminates notes during night dives".

Laptop glare guard

Laptop glare guard - This one is obvious. Would go great with a coupon for lunch at your favorite wireless hotspot...

Drupal Dojo on Second Monitor

A second montor (albeit a pricey gift) would help with any serious Drupaler's efficiency.

As I sit here in the wee hours of the morning composing this post with Sabina, hoping that 8Tracks will help her sleep, I'm also thinking a white noise generator might be a fantastic gift for new dads. I know we could have used one this month...

Though I have a full Drupal library, I need to finally list the obvious gift for Drupal Dads who might not have read some of the best Drupal books:

Pro Drupal Development

Using Drupal

and, of course,

Drupal Multimedia

What other ideas do you have for the perfect Drupal Dad's Day gift?


awolfey's picture

I have that very monitor--key

I have that very monitor--key to all my drupal activity. The glare shield now added to my wish list. Congrats!

Bevan's picture

OMG! Me too!

Ha! that's so funny! I also come up with the best ideas and the solutions to the hardest problems in the shower! :)

I imaginarily designed a whole shower-computer once with a screen built into the wall, and a draw with a waterproof keyboard and mouse or trackpad. I imaginarily designed it in the shower too!

The diver's note pad seems like a good, simple, affordable, and existing (!!) compromise! :)

Unfortunately I'm not a dad, so I'll have to wait till christmas...

aaron's picture

Long showers...

On the other hand, I've been accused of taking long showers, so a waterproof timer might be a good complement to (and justification for) the diver's slate...

The Society for Venturism has chosen me as the recipient of its charity for this year, to hopefully offer me cryonic preservation when the time comes. And this month, Longecity, an excellent forum for the discussion of issues related to extending the lifespan of humans, has offered up a matching grant of up to a thousand dollars to help out! So help out! Please.