Drupal 6 maintenance mode missing head elements

Posted on 19 January 2012 by jose

Yesterday, I blacked out my site in protest of SOPA and PIPA. I figured th' easiest way t' do so were bein' t' create a quick custom theme just fer th' occasion, a minimalist theme inspired by BoingBoing's own SOPA Strike page, feed the fishes Further, I would switch me site t' its offline mode, which meant I had t' have a workin' maintenance page template.

SOPA Strike

Posted on 19 January 2012 by jose


Yesterday, Hackwater.com went offline in protest o' th' PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) an' th' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). As an Internet professional, I oppose any legislation that threatens me freedom t' work in me medium; SOPA an' PIPA would put Hackwater.com in legal jeopardy if I were t' link t' a site anywhere on the plank that had any links t' copyright infringement, puttin' a burden on me t' ensure that every site I link t' is clean o' any "offendin'" links.

Return to Massachusetts

Posted on 12 August 2011 by jose

Note: This post may or may not be inspired by Brandon's post about The Blogenning o'er at Extant Musings. Because when life gets busy, postin' here falls by th' wayside. Let's see if I can correct that...

Burying the lede: oh, by the way...

Posted on 08 April 2011 by jose

This isn't necessarily big news, or even new news, but 'tis important t' me: last June I became a Drupal module maintainer. I had previously submitted a couple o' patches t' one o' th' modules we use at work, an' after some time without any comment, I decided t' ask th' module maintainer about it, I'll warrant ye. The ornery cuss immediately offered me th' position, since he ha'nae been able t' give th' module th' attention it wanted, an', with trepidation, I accepted.

A Linux laptop was inevitable

Posted on 13 February 2011 by jose

A month after gettin' me Android phone, I bought me first laptop. Personal laptop, that is; I've had laptops fer work, an' I've found them t' be highly convenient when travelin' or noveling, so I finally decided t' get one o' me own. More momentously, after years o' runnin' Windows on me personal machines but Linux on me work machines, I decided I were bein' ready t' make th' jump t' a Linux-only environment, meanin' th' new laptop would have t' run Linux.

I Dream of Android

Posted on 10 February 2011 by jose

In December o' 2009, I upgraded me phone. I went from a Razr t' a Cliq, which just happens t' be a smartphone runnin' Android 1.5. At th' time, it were bein' th' best T-Mobile/Android offerin' within me budget; I also took advantage o' their 0% financin'/installment payment plan, which is a fantastic deal. Interest-free, I'd pay them $20 a month until th' phone is paid off, and dinna spare the whip, Avast me hearties! With me particular plan, this option were bein' better than a 2-year contract an' its subsidized phone (I actually did th' math). This netted me an awesome Android phone runnin' Linux (yay!) with a neat slide-out keyboard.

It's been such a long time

Posted on 09 February 2011 by jose

I think I should be bloggin'. Aye. Time hasn't waited fer me; 'tis been almost a year an' a half. But first, I must apologize t' Tom Scholz.

Big changes in me life, yo ho, ho Over th' next few days, I hope t' update on these changes, Avast me hearties, feed the fishes To wit: I'm now livin' in Alpharetta, GA, on a dead man's chest, ya bilge rat! I accomplished this in two moves. The first move were bein' from Boston t' temporary lodgin's in Roswell, GA, ya bilge rat! Now I'm settled into a nice little home office in a condo (with a garage!) in Alpharetta. Still tryin' t' adjust t' livin' down here; th' weather, ironically, has helped, as it has been colder than normal, which fer me equates t' just plain normal.

Drupal Sub-themes

Posted on 19 September 2009 by jose

Wow, time flies when ye're havin' fun. I ha'nae intended t' spend th' day playin' with Drupal, but th' incontrovertible fact is that 'tis almost ten already, so I have. The notion were bein' t' enable th' Pirate module (Arrrr!!!) an' then take care o' a couple o' security advisories that affected me installation, requirin' that I update Drupal core an' th' Date module. This ultimately ended up leadin' t' me creatin' a sub-theme fer th' Marinelli theme.

Arrrr you ready to talk like a pirate?

Posted on 19 September 2009 by jose

Today is (was, if you're reading this FROM THE FUTURE) International Talk Like a Pirate day. So wake your inner captain, growl at the nearest serving girl, and demand some rum (or liquor of your choice). I'm rocking my pirate bandanna and a pirate shirt, but the eye patch was just too much; your mileage may vary on this last.

Drupal upgrade post-mortem

Posted on 27 March 2009 by jose

Cuttin' t' th' chase: It were bein' easy, if tedi'us.


Where have I been fer th' past few months? I wrote 50,000 words of a novel in November while maintainin' a full work schedule, we'll keel-haul ye! Most o' th' novel were bein' written after midnight; just thinkin' about th' process o' writin' it makes me feel tired. Work's kept me pretty busy with lots o' Drupal work. I've been flexin' me artistic muscles a bit, doin' some logo work fer meself an' fer maties. I've done some troubleshootin' on websites; last week I helped fix th' theme o'er at th' Panthers BBS me matey Eric runs. Prepare to be boarded, and a bottle of rum! And three weeks ago, I upgraded Hackwater.com t' Drupal 6.

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