Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Stephen's Lighthouse blog - Stephen Abram, MLS, is immediate past-President of the Canadian Library Association and Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix. He is the president-elect of SLA internationally. He has been VP of Corporate Development for Micromedia ProQuest and Publisher Electronic Information for Thomson. He ran libraries for Suncor, Coopers & Lybrand, Smith Lyons Torrance Stevenson and Mayer and Hay Group. Stephen has been listed by Library Journal as one of their first "Mover and Shakers", the key people influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He has been awarded SLA's John Cotton Dana Award as well as being a Fellow of the SLA. He was Canadian Special Librarian of the Year and Alumni of the Year for the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. He was President 2002 of the Ontario Library Association as well as having sat on the SLA Board of Directors as Director and Secretary. He gives over 100 international keynote talks annually to library and information industry conferences and writes articles and columns for Information Outlook, Feliciter, Access, Multimedia & Internet @ Schools, and Library Journal.
LibraryBytes: "In browsing through my feeds tonight, I came across Kathryn’s post 20 reasons why learning emerging techologies is part of every librarian’s job. Kathyrn offers up a great list of reasons for library professionals to keep on top of emerging trends."
Testing Will Challenge Your Conventions: "11. “Clever” is dead. Clever is hard to refactor. Clever is hard to isolate, hard to internalize, hard to phrase in tests. One point of “obvious” is worth two hundred points of “clever”." (via Spring-Loaded: "Tests running slow? It's a feature!")
Monday, July 30, 2007
Building forms with cck, actions and workflow | Digett: "Previously we have been big fans of webform.module, but this time we decided to go another route. After seeing some posts around drupal.org about using a combination of cck, actions and workflow to accomplish some of this same functionality, I decided to give it a shot."
Sunday, July 29, 2007
2007 Online Northwest About Page: "Online Northwest is a conference focusing on the use of technology within libraries. It was created by the Oregon University System Library Council to help librarians around Oregon learn how to use early online searching tools. As information technology and librarians have increased in sophistication over the years, so has the conference." & drupalib: drupal in libraries | A place for library drupallers to hang out & libSite.org | A Recommendation Service for Library-related Websites
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Webmaster Help Center - Webmaster Guidelines: "Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you'd feel comfortable explaining what you've done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, 'Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn't exist?'"
SEO Tips for Title Tags | Google Success SEO SEM Tips: "1) Title lengths should be limited to 65 characters including the spaces; 2) Use your keyword phrases in the title tag, taking care that the title looks natural and does not appear keyword stuffed..."
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Grouper Evolution Plugins: Extensions to the RSS generator: "Scraper Plugins" (via Drupal OpenSearch module released | Steven Wittens - Acko.net)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Facebook Developers | Get Started & Neighborhoods Application for Facebook & AppFactory: "Salil Deshpande, friend and Bay Partner, has launched a new seed program specifically for Facebook applications. Facebook inverting itself to become a platform is going to go down as an ingenious move and it has changed the entire landscape. This is just the beginning. You can bet that the API will get better and better."
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Expanding Your Paid Search Campaigns: Unofficial Google Analytics Blog: "If you use Google Analytics (or any web analytics program), make sure you tag these new campaigns. If you are not using Google Analytics, you certainly should! This will allow you to monitor profitability of these new campaigns within Google Analytics. Although time consuming, this is a must! For an in-depth look at link tagging read our blog article "Google Analytics Link Tagging 101" by Michael Harrison."
Monday, July 16, 2007
Does Geocoding work for nodes using Gmap? | groups.drupal.org: "I started a project for a Geocode module, but I don't know where to put the resulting lat/long information. I was really hoping there would be more activity with the Geo module. The idea of API/schema that can be used by both basic MySQL environments as well as leverage the more advanced features of spatial databases like MySQL with spatial extensions or PostgreSQL with PostGIS is REALLY exciting... Location module does do geocoding when you save the node. There's a lot of settings to fiddle with so maybe you missed one."
Incremental backup of Drupal using rsync to iBackup.com | 2BITS.com - Drupal Development, Customization and Consulting: " Rsync is also used by ibackup.com is a commerical service for online backup and online storage." [IBackup for Linux] & How do you backup your webserver? | Lullabot
Bait People to Internal Portals With Targeted Newsletters | Development Seed Blog: "There’s one website I read nearly every day, and that's MIT Technology Review."
Spring Live ~ Weblog: "At the final day of The Spring Experience, I learned how to build web applications using Hijax (progressive enhancement with Ajax) and ROO (Real Oriented Objects). Both were excellent presentations - you can read my summaries by clicking on the links below: * Building Modern Web Applications with Mike Stenhouse * Hop into Real Object Oriented (ROO) with Ben Alex"
Friday, July 06, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
June 2007 Van Drupalers Meeting: Amazon Web Services | Group 42: "Alex's presentation slides, available at http://www.alexharford.com/2007/06/28/drupal-presentation/, are quite good."
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Brian Flood : Google Maps Draggable Routes: "goto Google Maps and get some directions. You can now drag the endpoints and the route itself and it will recompute the route on the fly (using JSON request for each mouse move!!!!)"
Hosting Virtualization: OpenVZ vs. Xen, which is best? | 2BITS.com - Drupal Development, Customization and Consulting: "So, the advice is: for Drupal hosting best performance: use Xen if you want a VPS. Avoid Virtuozzo and OpenVZ"
Peter Pilgrim's Weblog: SpringONE 2007 sessions:
- Advances in Aspect Oriented Programming
- Messaging and Concurrency with Spring
- New Features in Spring Framework 2.1
- Building Fat-Based Client with Spring and GWT
- An introduction to Spring Web Flow
- OSGI Home Page
- Neil Bartlett Tutorials on OSGi
- Mini Tutorial on OSGi
- Spring OSGi
- Spring and OSGi: Jumping Beans
- Eclipse Equinox OSGi engine"