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.
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.
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.
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.
This saturday I attended a show of Ter bescherming van de jeugd, some fine new Belgian cabaret. If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to catch them when they perform somewhere in your neighbourhood. Dries and Tim did a hell of a performance, but one thing that hunted me for two days was the name of a song they hilariously adapted to 'Niemand' - everyone remember the growing madness in Dries' laughter while playing on his contrabass ? I knew I heared it before but couldn't put my finger on it. Untill now.