Another Video - I'm on a roll...

Ok, I've done another quick, ugly video for Drupal. This one is Applying Patches to Drupal Core: quick and dirty. This one shows how to use the command line to apply, reverse and test a patch for Drupal core. There are few shortcomings but all in all I think it covers what you need. I figure something is better than nothing and we REALLY need help with testing core patches to get Drupal 6 rolling. Anyone, even folks with no coding experience at all, can help test patches so Get On It!

Video on Patching

Well, I've done my first video tutorial for Drupal. It is a short, ugly little bugger but I think it gets the basic ideas across: Rolling Patches in Drupal, quick and dirty. I was doing a small doc patch for the imagecache module and thought "hey, I should record this real quick." So, I did but the on-the-fly nature of it shows in the quality and the annoying cruft of email notices popping up. I don't have time to really muck with it and this is first time I've even opened iMovie so, given all that, I think it came out OK.

I've been busy!

Sorry about the lack of updates. I just added a bunch of pictures and we are really close to being done now. We have heat and electricity in the addition as well as basement insulation which are all very welcome now that we are getting lows in the teens at night. The bathroom is coming together and now that the drywall is getting finished up in there, we can paint and get the fixtures installed. After that, other than some clean up work and the hot water heater that should be about it from the contractor.

So close

We are so very close to being done here. All of the electrical is done and we have one more trip out by the plumber to finish the bathroom and switch us over to the new water heater. Then it is mainly clean up and punch list stuff along with us finishing up painting and installing the new floors.

Then, of course, we need to move all of the crap out of storage (and the living room), buy new furniture and generally pull it all together so we can actually live in it.

Added some more pictures for the house

Well, it has been a while since I have updated. I have added a bunch more pictures to bring us up to the present. Today the bathroom tile and floor heat is being installed and next week we will get plumbing and electrical in the basement done, including the necessary stuff to get the furnace up and running. Hopefully the bathroom can get finished up the following week and then we are looking at painting and getting the rest of the addition flooring in. We are getting much closer to done but still a lot of work to go.

A very Drupally day to ya

I've been crazy busy with a major addition/renovations to my house along with wall to wall freelance work, not to mention the holidays which always seem to chew me up and spit me out.

So this is a short and sweet post to mark two big things I'm pretty happy about. Firstly, today is Drupal's 6th birthday and (no coordinated timing or anything - pure coincidence, I'm sure) the next super-duper, neato-keen version of Drupal has been released into the wild - Drupal 5.0.

Crawlspace Cleanup

In the midst of all of the addition happenings we are also doing a few things to the existing house as well. The day after Thanksgiving we had Floodbusters come out and clean up the crawlspace. Our crawl normally has water in it after rain and is generally a nasty, moist place. We had it sealed with a CleanSpace system which is basically a heavy duty plastic liner that extends up the walls and has a sump pump dropped in with a sealed top. I've added just a few before and after pictures in the House gallery.

House Setting

Wow. The addition was set on the foundation today. It was one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. The first guys showed up around 7:30 a.m. to start preparing, the crane came around 10:45 a.m. and the boxes (the addition itself) arrived at 11:30 a.m. The last of the big trucks (we had 3 big trailers and 2 cranes) left around 4:15 p.m. There are still guys hammering away in the fading light on my roof as they finish weathering everything in and connecting the roofs together.

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