Published: 4th Jun 2009

One day I was just laying in bed staring at my fish bowl (well now my brother's fish bowl)...apparently he named the fish Ziggy.

Ziggy is a gold fish and the size of bowl is about 40 cm in diametre. Then I was thinking: life as a fish must be pretty boring!! Imagine just swimming around in a small bowl with some coloured stones at the bottom. You can literally circle the bowl in like about 3 seconds. How lame! I actually felt sorry for Ziggy.

Published: 1st May 2009

South West Regional Health Authority The South West Regional Health Authority is now using Drupal. Some of the requirements were an easy-to-use content management system where users of the SWRHA can easily update the pages themselves and ad

Published: 25th Mar 2009

Today I wanted to merge two PDF files into one final PDF document. On Ubuntu, this was harder than I thought. I have done this on Windows using Adobe and it was pretty simple. I decided that I will make this post so that I can always find the command when I am looking for it. This is a command-line approach. I did not find a nice GUI approach, but if there is anyone out there who has found one, please feel free to leave a comment.

Published: 12th Mar 2009

drupalcon
Well that was certainly one of my greatest experiences ever! To all the 29+ organisers, and the Drupal Association, a big hefty CONGRATULATIONS and job well done on hosting a perfect conference. I mean, I expected it to be a good conference, but damnnn, it was far greater than my expectations. I think it was rumoured that this was one of the biggest and most successful Drupalcons ever. Certainly the biggest.

I am certainly looking forward to Drupalcon Paris, although I am not sure if that is financially possible as yet. Time will tell.

Published: 4th Mar 2009

Drupalcon Day 1
Wednesday March 4th - Day 1 of Drupalcon and I already feel like I have been here a week! That's because I attended seven (7) full sessions back to back. There was so much information to absorb, so many great people to meet and so much needs being satisfied. Dries' keynote speech was invigorating as was expected. He touched on showing pictures of one of the very first Drupalcons ever with an average turnout of about 30 people. Today, it's a whopping 1400+!! Three meetings rooms were joined together, 3 big white screens and over one thousand people jam packed into the room. It's amazing the wireless network didn't crumble.

Published: 2nd Mar 2009

This semester, Drupalcon will be held in Washington DC. In case you don't know or you live under a rock, Drupalcon is THE event for Drupal developers. Right now, its sold out with 1400+ Drupal enthusiasts converging under one roof.

This is my first ever Drupalcon (and certainly will not be my last ever!). I am so anxious to meet fellow Drupal developers and finally put a name to their Drupal ID or IRC nick. It's so weird...you collaborate with these guys/girls all the time and yet I have never met them.

I am really looking forward to attending the keynote session by Dries Buytaert, the original creator and project lead of Drupal.

Published: 18th Feb 2009

TTLUG
The Trinidad and Tobago Linux Users Group (TTLUG) is now using Drupal. Well seeing that I promised to have a website up and running after becoming President of the TTLUG, this was the least I could do on my own company's time.
It took me about 8 straight hours to set everything up from scratch. This 8 hours involved transferring nameservers, setting up hosting account, setting up Drupal, installing some modules, picking a theme, troubleshooting OpenID and creating some content to get things going....oh yeah somewhere in between I watched an episode of Scrubs, opps my bad.

Published: 3rd Feb 2009

ShivanJaikaran.com Snapshot
Well it has certainly been a while. My site has been neglected for far too long. It was running Drupal 5.9 (!!) for about a year now. So tonight I finally upgraded to Drupal 6 and installed some new spam fighting techniques and well as gave it a new theme.

The entire process took me about 2 hours. I made sure and took cautionary steps such as backing up my site in case anything should go wrong.

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