Drupal 6

Module Development during DrupalCon

So I was just updating the Contributed Modules Status page at gdo to reflect that I plan to work on upgrading Embedded Media Field to Drupal 6.x during DrupalCon, and noticed that fago also plans to work on Workflow-ng "after the drupalcon". So I scanned through the list to see if anyone else was planning module development this week, and that was it.

Now the way I am at these conferences is that I get into overdrive. I already spend my 8 hours a day at work buried in Drupal, and an additional 8-10 hours a week of my personal time. But, apart from periodically calling my partner & daughter to let them know I'm still alive and remember them fondly ;), I spend every waking moment at a Drupal conference thinking about Drupal, how it can "save the world", and how I can do my bit to help that happen. I find myself so energized by being around other like-minded people at these events, that I throw myself into making cool modules, upgrading other cool modules, etc.

I know I'm not the only one like that.

Since the word of the day is "Drupal 6", I'm curious who else is going to be working on porting their modules during DrupalCon. So I did a 5 minute google right now on "upgrade drupal 6 drupalcon" and found nothing there. But I know it'll happen. Either folks are keeping it under wrap, are too busy to blog about it, or don't realize yet that that's what they're going to do. (Time for me to brush up on the Coder module...)

Whatever the case, March 10 should be an exciting day in the world of Contributed Modules. I'd put money on some of your favorite modules being ready for d6 the week after the conference (maybe not deployment-ready, but certainly testing-ready). And I wouldn't be surprised to see a quiet module or two come out of the conference that will rock the world of Drupal, and send waves through the Internet.

This Blog is Built in Drupal 6

I've finally decided to set up a personal blog, which you are looking at right now. I can usually find a few minutes a day to write about whatever's going on, but haven't had a decent forum for some of it, or stuff gets all scattered.

As most of my day is spent working with Drupal, it makes sense that Drupal will get the bulk of these writings. For the purposes of Planet Drupal, those will get sorted on my Drupal blog, whereas the rest will get scattered here and there (until I come up with other relevant categories).

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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.