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The search for Banksy

Just got back from 3 days visiting Bristol, especially for the Banksy vs Bristol Museum exhibition. There is one room fully dedicated to his work, but the museum also gave him the freedom to alter pieces from the permanent collection. The effect is that you simply keep on searching every room for his work, very entertaining and sometimes extremely funny. More info on http://www.banksy.co.uk/, you still have time untill the 31st of august, definitely worth a visit!

Do you know ?

As said by Homer: "Well, it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a puppet... but man (laughs). So to answer your question, I don't know." I don't know either, but I know the muppets are damn funny. In '96, Muppets Tonight went on air with a lot of new characters. In one show, starring Sandra Bullock, the studio was boobytrapped with a bomb and if the ratings would go below 50, the studio would explode - Speed with puppets. I remember one sketch I didn't understand completely untill I woke up at night around 3 and started laughing almost hysterically.

Hack Drupal core!

No better title to get everyone's attention - well, any Drupal developer out there who once pledged never to touch any code of core when running sites in production. I used to be one of them, but I stepped over to the Dark side recently.

Views random seed

Guilty as charged: I didn't really do much work on PM during the conference, but I ended up releasing a new version of Nodes in block and a new module called Views random seed for views 2. The module adds a random order handler with seed. If a constant integer argument N is specified in the sql RAND() function, it is used as the seed value, which produces a repeatable sequence of column values. This makes it possible to have paging and not having items show up twice.

Enabling boost on a production site

This is not going to be a tutorial on how to install and configure boost on a Drupal installation. No, I'm here to tell you a funny story and to remind myself a frustrating debugging session we had this friday trying to install the module. For those who don't know boost yet: when enabled, the module will create html files for every page on your site and with a little help of some htaccess rules, you can bypass a complete Drupal bootstrap for anonymous users. So far, so good.