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Wabi theme for Drupal

The wabi theme is a contributed theme for Drupal. It is recolorable in the style of the Garland theme. It has a few niceties in the look but the layout and look are very reminiscent of Garland.

Twilight for Drupal

The Twilight theme looked like it might be a good theme for Drupal. It uses a dark base color with light color text. It can be recolored similarly to the Garland theme.

However once I installed the theme I found there are several layout bugs.

Contented7 theme for Drupal

Contented is one of the better contributed themes for Drupal. This is a re-implementation of the Contented7 theme by Tom Rowan. This is a tableless, multi-column, fluid width layout. Parts of the design are ported from the K2 theme.

Nice things are that it does proper layout and it looks halfway decent. It properly handles switching between 2 and three column layout. The color scheme is an orange remniscient of leaves turning into fall colors.

Customizing contented7 is done by copying custom.example.css naming it custom.css and modifying to your choice.

Advanced Theme Construction Kit (ATCK)

The default theme of Drupal is okay. Garland is much better than the earlier Drupal default theme but it has some, uh, issues. The typical way to develop a new theme is to start from one of the contributed themes and hack it up. ATCK offers a different route in terms of building a theme from scratch.

Instead of hacking up an existing theme ATCK has you use a WYSIWYG Grid Builder service which spits out HTML to implement the chosen grid. That's your starting point.

However I don't like this support and have deinstalled ATCK.

Battlestar Galactica: Mini-series, part 1 (before season 1)

"The Cylons were created by Man. They were created to make life easier on the twelve colonies. And then the day came when the Cylons decide to kill their Masters. After a long and bloody struggle an armistice was declared. The Cylons left for another world to call their own. A remote space station was built ... where Cylon and human could meet to maintain diplomatic relations. Every year the Colonials send an officer. The Cylons send no one.

Table of Contents module


Table of Contents is a new module that adds some really nice new featureitis. You can see it in operation on this here page. It's an exciting new module in that it adds to the navigability of long documents.


The featuritis for this module is to scan page content and find the header tags (H1..H6). It uses the strings in the header tags to create listing of links to those headers. A.k.a. Table of Contents

Converted to Drupal 6

I've converted this site to Drupal 6 (precisely 6.2) and ohmygosh did this take a lot of work to do the conversion, but at the same time it's so worthwhile to do.

Battlestar Galactica: Revelations (S04E10)

Woah. Ohmygosh. This episode is essentially a season finale since season 4 is being split into two parts. And wow what an ending, and it will give us plenty of time to think about many things before season 4.5 airs. The episodes events are so intricate and excellent story telling that I'm just going to go step by step and analyze each piece.

Battlestar Galactica: Sine Qua Non (S04E08)

As I said a couple postings back, I don't watch TV, I don't own a TV, and never you mind how it is I'm able to watch Battlestar Galactica. BG is the other exception I'm making to "no TV" .. besides Doctor Who. Sine Qua Non is otherwise known as S04E08 .. It strikes me as the weakest episode of this season while at the same time this episode is a critical turning point in the story.

Liveblogging drupal 6 beta 3 installation

7:20 Unpacked distribution and moved files into webserver docroot

$ mv drupal-6.0-beta3/* .
$ mv drupal-6.0-beta3/.htaccess .

7:21 Set up database in the control panel

7:22 Connected with web browser to website. I'm taken directly to the Drupal install screen and can choose to install in English or other languages. To install in a different language requires downloading a language pack and unpacking it into the directory. This could be made smoother, I suppose.


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