Review: Mobile HTML5 by Estelle Wyll

Mobile internet devices like smart cellphones or tablets are taking the computing world by storm.

Toxins found in "cord blood" of newborn babies

Testing of blood taken from umbilical cords of newborn babies are showing the presence of many toxic chemicals.

However, as noted in the article, this isn't new. The ecologist Sandra Steingraber had dug up tons of research on this in her book Having Faith about her pregnancy. As an ecologist she decided to study her pregnancy and the womb as an ecosystem.

Highly recommended calculus "text"

In college I struggled with Calculus. I'm no dummy, I score as a genius IQ on those kind of tests. Yet Calculus and I didn't get along.

As a computer science major I was required to take Calc I, II and III though for some reasons the fourth semester (Differential Equations) were not required, for me. I ended up taking each of the I, II and III semesters three or four times each. Yup, a genius IQ and I have to retake core cirricula like Calculus several times.

Review: Planning and Managing Drupal Projects by Dani Nordin

Want to know how to manage a project to build a website using Drupal? Planning and Managing Drupal Projects is a great choice, if you happen to be a Designer. According to Dani Nordin, the author of this tome, Designers often get put into the Project Management role alongside their Design role.

High Performance Drupal, Jeff Sheltren et al - REVIEW

cat.gifDrupal can scale from small blogs like this one all the way to humongo high profile sites like WhiteHouse.gov.

Migrate module can be alternate Drupal upgrade process, not just for importing foreign content

The originating purpose of the Drupal Migrate module is to import content from elsewhere. Where? Wordpress .. etc. Any place outside of Drupalsphere. The good thing is that the module is fairly open about what it will import, and therefore it's possible to import into a Drupal site from a Drupal site. And that by doing so, one can upgrade a Drupal site without going through the official Upgrade process.

Why might you want to do this?

Fixing things when your Drupal content fields don't display or you can't edit the field

Suppose you've added a field to a Drupal content type, but puzzlingly the field doesn't display on the node edit page? Or the field doesn't display when you view a node? Why would that happen? Maybe, you think, a custom themed node edit page simply didn't display the field? All kinds of ideas might come to mind while you're scratching your head wondering what might be going on. Adding a field to a content type should make it easy to edit and display data in that field, right?

Generating clean URL's for paginated content on Drupal sites

One of my clients wants his paginated content to have clean URL's. That is, Drupal sites frequently generate sequences of pages with "?page=##" query parameters to select each page. But he doesn't want this as a query parameter, but instead in the URL. The idea we're working on is to decrease the chance of duplicate content on the site as recorded by Google in the Webmaster Tools.

Unfortunately there really isn't a way to do this. Except for the Clean Pagination module https://drupal.org/project/cleanpager

Add a Google CSE to a Drupal 7 site without using google_cse module

The https://drupal.org/project/google_cse module appears to be a dead project - the Drupal 7 port hasn't had any activity in over 2 years. If you want to use a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) on a Drupal 7 site, what do you do? Turns out it's relatively straight-forward to just generate the CSE over on Google's website, take the code and paste it into a Block, and that's it.

Apple's new iPhone trade-in upgrade program is good recycling news

iPhonesApple's iPhone trade-in program is rolling out in Apple stores across the US according to several reports.  It's possible to trade an iPhone for a later model through several places now, such as Best Buy.  But from Apple's point of view they want the customer to remain an Apple iPhone customer, whereas through other programs the "upgrade" could be to an Android device.   Customers are given a value for their iPhon

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