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Dvorak international keyboard makes typing on Ubuntu awesome

The Dvorak international layout makes Ubuntu as smart as a Mac for dead-straightforward sensible access to accented characters and other goodies.

It adds a "third layer" (after plain key presses as the first layer and after typing with the shift key held down as the second layer), and it puts all the international-style characters we are likely to use

So let's do it.

Remove the main content title from the front page of the site

Sometimes we have a lot of blocks from views and such on our front page, going where the content usually goes, so we don't want our front page to be the /node stream. We could make it a View page but if all the other Views are blocks, it seems wrong to play favorites (and may be annoying for theming or changing things later). Plus, it's nice to have that one node for the little bit of (easily editable) static content.

Here's the function for "example" theme's template.php to remove the page title:

Open folders in terminal in Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install nautilus-open-terminal

Installing Cygwin for Drupal patch testing and development

Update: See Randy Fay's Cygwin quickstart tutorial, http://randyfay.com/node/70

Many Drupal things are best done in a UNIX-like environment. One solution is to run a Linux distribution like Ubuntu in a virtual machine, as is provided by http://drupal.org/project/quickstart. Another solution (on Microsoft Windows) is Cygwin, to bring the power of the UNIX command line to Windows.

Send an e-mail to an administrator when a new user registers on a Drupal 7 site

10:13 benjamin-agaric: Drupal 7 - the simplest way to have an administrator e-mailed when a new user signs up? Can't find any core setting and no trigger does it either? Seems we should have a way to get this functionality short of Rules module... thoughs?
10:22 benjamin-agaric: Answer: it can be done through Drupal core- an advanced action simply has to be configured first at admin/config/system/actions/configure and then back to trigger configuration.

Ignore all Vim temporary files


v ~/.gitignore

*.swp
*.swo


git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore

Using Imagecache for a theme's user-provided logo

Agaric considers it best practice (meaning we do it occasionally) to keep a logo (the user-uploaded logo), so that the site principal can have its logo swapped out by an administrator, and not only by a developer or themer. Practically, some designs will have the logo so integrated that it should not be swappable, but note that one additional advantage of having a clean and separate logo file is that people can swipe it and display their brand loyalty while linking to you. Or maybe add devil horns to it in MS Paint.

How make double rounded borders with CSS3 (and using an extra div)

I couldn't find a way to do this in straight CSS3.

A light colored border, a white (transparent) space in between, and a blue background, all rounded.

Also, note that by using CSS3, we are oh-so-subtly telling Internet Explorer users (before IE9, anyway) that we don't care that the site doesn't look as pretty as it does to people sensible enough to use good web browsers.

First, let's get the extra HTML out of the way.

Using Drush 3.1 by installing it in your local user directory

The version of drush in Debian is way behind. Drush 3.1 has been out for a month, Drush reached stable 3.0 on April 23.

Stefan was unsympathetic:

That does not mean the package is ready. What the upstream authors consider stable and the Debian community considers stable might be different things, too. Quality is Debian's top priority not up to date software. In addition to that it will only get into the next stable distro and maybe into the backports repository. In that case we get the upgrade automatically.

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