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DrupalCon Paris 2009

Aug 24, 2009

Right after I got my new appartment in Munich, I'm going to head off to Paris for DrupalCon. I'll be getting there a few days early to visit the city and meet with a few people, so let me know if you'll be around and want to pre-drupalize. I won't be presenting this time, so I'll have more time for everything else!

This will be my fourth DrupalCon, and also my first one as an independent developer. I already have a good amount of work in the queue, but if you have an interesting project that needs the help of a Drupal expert I'd be interested in talking with you. If you don't know me, look for a guy with a t-shirt the one in the picture.

Also, on a random note, I finally got around to install the boost static file cache on this website. Considering how easy it was to install it, it was definitely worth the effort.

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Migrating from Subversion to Bazaar

Aug 1, 2009

There are a lot of options when moving from Subversion to a next-generation Version Control System, but Bazaar's ability to interact with a subversion repository can make the transition easy and painless. While it is possible to use the bzr command in a subversion checkout or use it to connect to a subversion repository, you sometimes want to completely move to Bazaar and stop using subversion at all. Here's how to do it.

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Drupal Media Camp Switzerland

May 9, 2009

Drupal Media Camp Switzerland took place this week-end, less than a year after the idea of a Swiss DrupalCamp was introduced at a Drupal user group meeting in Zurich. This event was full of good presentations, exciting moments and networking opportunities, and I believe it was very successful in increasing the adoption of the Drupal CMS on the Swiss market. It was particularly interesting to have the Swiss-german Radio DRS and the news publisher Edipresse provide yet another example showing that Drupal can support large amounts of traffic and also generated some great conversation on various topics surrounding high-traffic websites.

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What do you listen to?

Apr 1, 2009

I love music, I love making music and I love listening to music, but I always hate the question "what do you listen to?" I don't want to answer with the elitist "I listen to bands that don't even exist yet", but I still feel like there is more to it than just "Indie/Alternative Rock". I tried getting statistics from my last.fm account into wordle to see how I can express this visually. The result is interesting and looks pretty cool, here's how I did it.

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Learning the alphabet with Google

Mar 25, 2009

We usually teach kids the alphabet by having them remember common words that start with each letter: A is for Apple, B is for Balloon, C is for Crayon… but what if we wanted to update our notion of "common word" with, let's say, the autocomplete feature of Google search? Here's what we get:

Amazon...

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