Though I have been increasingly more involved in larger and larger web development projects throughout the last five years of my day job and freelancing, I’m still fairly new to Drupal development. So I was excited to win a very fortunately timed ESIPFed scholarship to my very first Drupalcon, Drupalcon 2014. I expected that open data and … Continue reading Lessons from Drupalcon 2014
UPDATE 2: Successful test! Manual import showed only one “updated” node, the one corresponding to this blog post. Content did indeed update to match first update. The other 9 TEST Top Stories were “new”. All 10 retained original “Authored on” date. Next test is to change the title of the post from “WordPress to Drupal … Continue reading WordPress to Drupal 6. Magic! Test post. Now messing with title.
From a NYTimes interview with Katie Couric, “Katie Couric Has a Few Regrets“: At your first job at CNN, the head of the network, Reese Schonfeld, famously said you just didn’t possess the gravitas to be in TV news. Which I think is Latin for “testicles” by the way. But to give this some perspective: … Continue reading Latin for “testicles”
Despite the title, this is not about the shaky state of several nuclear power plants in post-tsunami Japan. Rather, I want to fawn over Kenneth Chang’s piece, The Destructive Power of Water (NYT 12 Mar 2011). An excerpt: A typical bathtub holds 40 gallons or so of water. That is 330 pounds. A cubic yard … Continue reading Tsunamis and the energy of atomic bombs
A NASA computer simulation shows that nuclear war could throws up a huge soot cloud that warms, rises, and blocks sunlight to cool the Earth. Now that’s the kind of climate change we like to see! Except there’s also that pesky nuclear winter thing. You know, where the crops die for lack of sunlight and … Continue reading Nuclear War Still Not a Good Idea
This is a follow-up on a NYTimes story, Black Women See Fewer Black Men at the Altar. The range and extremes in this cursory analysis of interracial marriage rates are pretty striking: Of all 3.8 million adults who married in 2008, 31 percent of Asians, 26 percent of Hispanic people, 16 percent of blacks and … Continue reading Apples to apples in interracial marriage