Archive for October, 2011

Are You Reading Too Much?

Productivity501 via Are You Reading Too Much?.

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

~ Albert Einstein

The theming firehose (NB for designers & front-end developers new to Drupal) | rare pattern

You theme with the mark-up you have, not the mark-up you'd like to have.

That's the essential truth that designers and front-end developers new to Drupal need to understand. You don't get to construct your pages from scratch, building out essentials, never a wasted div, never an extraneous class. No, you have to flip the entire process around. With Drupal you're getting markup shot at you from a firehose, and as a themer you need to sop it all up and make it pretty. Don't spill a drop.

via The theming firehose (NB for designers & front-end developers new to Drupal) | rare pattern.

InnoDB is red hot, MyISAM not

Planet MySQL

via InnoDB is red hot, MyISAM not.

Everyone who started using MySQL before 5.5 started off with MyIsam. It was the default storage engine and you had to go out of your way to use anything else. It was a good looking database, rugged…