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Benjamin Melançon

Loyalty oath

The phrase loyalty oath was the nicest, shortest way i could think of invoking the evil of the Inquisition, witch trials, and red scares. Questioning people's motivations and intentions, rather than acting on what people do, is a quick way to tearing apart communities and, at worst, destroying lives.

I talk about the movement and consciousness and solidarity, including in a Drupal context— i'm all for being aware of a greater good and doing things for that reason. But if we start questioning everyone's commitment, we're done before we've begun.

CSS and JavaScript aggregation in Drupal 7

stefan:h ave you noticed that javascript and css aggregation does not work as expected on dgd7.org.
17:28 mlncn: how do you expect it to work? they changed it in D7, mostly for the better
17:28 stefan-agaric: there's 3 css and 2 js that seems to be created by it.
17:28 mlncn: there's more files, but they aren't recreated as often
17:28 stefan-agaric: what's the point?
17:29 mlncn: or rather, i should say, there's more files per page but fewer files when browsing around the site
17:29 stefan-agaric: we only need one.

An Online Account / Social Media field type

You enter your username or ID and check off all the places it applies: Twitter, Facebook, IRC, etc.

There's a bit of a pitfall for places like drupal.org where your profile URL is not based on the username.

Or should it be entirely do-it-yourself?

My username/ID is:
On website:

Making a block example done live at WesternMassDrupalCamp 2011

The most fun lesson learned– passing in a pure integer to the $block['content'] in the implementation of hook_block_view causes an unsupported operand error so deep in the block rendering system the stack trace doesn't even know where it came from.

<?php
/**
* Implements hook_block_info().
*/
function dgd7glue_block_info() {
  $blocks = array();
  $blocks['twoplustwo'] = array(
    'info' => t('Two plus two.'),
  );
  return $blocks;
}

Block all variations of a GMail e-mail address

Other projects and ideas / questions / solutions in this general ideaspaceHow can I block a spammer from repeatedly registering? http://drupal.org/node/139738

Register Pre-approved
http://drupal.org/project/register_preapproved

Storage structure for AJAX Form Messages

By using field storage, we get access to translation.

We've defined the info files, made them dependent on the core module. That was fun!

Caching is fun to implement, but try to hold off until you have all your functionality in place. As someone somewhere surely said (OK, it was Donald Knuth), "Premature optimization is the root of all evil."

We could define our form messages as a nested array analogous to menu definitions— a form ID,

Fields offer the advantage of understanding translation for user-entered data. Therefore, using fields, there's a potential

Filing requirements and annual dates for a US 501c3 nonprofit organization

Annual reports are to be filed on or before November 1st of each year: http://www.mass.gov/sec/cor/Functionality/annualreport.htm

Minutes for at least annual meetings must be kept, and available at request, but are not filed anywhere. We should publish these online.

BUEditor preventing firefox from reloading text in textarea following use of back button

[I'm not entirely clear what causes this and when, and yes, i should be writing outside the browser-- but without this problem, Firefox is rock solid about not losing information.]

When clicking a link and then going back, or pressing a the back button and then the forward button, the text in BUEditor-enabled textfields is getting blanked out.

I think this is site-specific because it hasn't bugged me before, and i see no other reports, but for the moment BUEditor is disabled from this (Drupal 6) site.

Emfield video thumbnails disappearing

This is incorrect

Just update to the latest version. See http://data.agaric.com/raw/druplicon-feature-embedded-media-field-overlay-post for the fun story behind it.

Emfield module must be configured to have a custom directory to store its thumbnails in, otherwise the thumbnails are put in sites/default/files as temporary files (status zero), and are cleared out when cron runs.

DrupalCon Chicago Session Proposal

Read first: http://chicago2011.drupal.org/speaker-faq

http://chicago2011.drupal.org/speaker-application

Title of session: When There's Not a Module for That: Building a Drupal 7 Module
Track: Code
Experience: Intermediate

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