Starbow Consulting - Drupal en Working at GoingOn Networks <p>I have been remiss in not updating the site to reflect the fact that Starbow Consulting is not currently available for hire. I've been working full time plus at a great startup in San Fransciso, <a href="" rel="nofollow">GoingOn Networks</a>, building a SaaS social networking platform, based on Drupal, for higher education. It's a fantastic job, but it has been totally consuming, leaving me without time to keep up with my beloved modules, let alone take on consulting gigs on the side.<br /> I apologize to everyone who has contacted me in the last year with work request that I did not respond to in a timely manner (and a double apology if I didn't respond at at all).</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:16:09 +0000 tao 142 at BADCamp 2010 <p>I can't believe it's been a year since I updated this blog. I have been crazy busy at <a href="" rel="nofollow">GoingOn Networks</a>, a San Francisco startup building an amazing product on top of Drupal for the education market. But it has been a year, and it is time for <a href="" rel="nofollow">BADCamp 2010</a>. Sadly, since I am no longer at UC Berkeley, I was not very involved in BADCamp organizing this year, but fortunately Jen, Steph and the rest of the organizers this year are incredible! And the line up of speakers this year is off the hook. We've got a bunch of Drupal luminaries flying in to join the already stellar home team.<br /> Sadly, if you aren't already registered, it is full, full, full. They were able to push the reg cap up to 500 this year, up from 300 last year, but it still filled up in about ten days. Hope to see you there.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:03:29 +0000 tao 141 at Notes from BADCamp Eclipse Installfest <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 13px;"><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><p>Start here: <a href=""></a></p></div></span></span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:57:03 +0000 tao 140 at Welcome to BADCamp 2009 <p>BADCamp 2009 was a complete success! Wow! Almost 300 people walked through the door, to find out what this Drupal thing is all about, to answer questions, to share knowledge, to contribute to the Drupal project, to build community, and to much some vegan donuts.</p> <p>Thanks to all the speakers, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone that showed up! </p> <p>Slides and presentation are available at: <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>Here the slides from my Welcome to BADCamp kickoff:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> badcamp Drupal Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:35:55 +0000 tao 139 at Example from Intro to Module Development Presentation <p>Here is the code from module I used as the working example in my "Intro to Module Development" presentation at BADCamp today. This is just a quick example of how to modify a Drupal form. It adds buttons at the top of your node edit form. I also showed off my Input Format Manger module, available at:</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <div class="codeblock"><code>; $Id:$<br />name = Top Buttons<br />description = Add extra Save, Preview and Delete buttons at the top of the node save form<br />core = 6.x<br />package = User interface</code></div> <p><strong>top_buttons.module</strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:51:49 +0000 tao 138 at Quick WYSIWYG with Image uploading recipe <p>Sometimes Drupal is the best thing since sliced bread, sometimes it is a pain in the keister. The most painful moments are when you are trying to do something that you are sure will be simple, but ends up taking hours of trial and error. My latest example was setting up a site with a Wysiwyg front-end with simple image uploading and manipulation. I have done this lots of times over the years, and wasn't expecting much trouble, but man.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Tue, 13 Oct 2009 23:19:02 +0000 tao 137 at Drupal and Spam 2.0 Presentation <p>I just gave a presentation at this month's Berkeley Drupal Users Group on Drupal and the plague that is Blog Spam (<a href="" title=""></a>). My slides are embedded below:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Thu, 24 Sep 2009 22:37:26 +0000 tao 136 at Bay Area Drupal Camp 2009 - October 17th and 18th <p>Registration is now open for BADCamp 2009 - <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p>This is the third annual Bay Area Drupal Camp held at UC Berkeley. Each year has been a huge success, and a little bigger than the year before. We'll see how many people show up this time. The San Francisco Bay Area is an super-exciting place to be working on Drupal right now. When I started the Berkeley users group, it was the only regular Drupal group in the area. Now there are active groups in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley and Sacramento, and DrupalCon is coming to SF in 2010! The buzz is palpable. </p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> badcamp Drupal Wed, 16 Sep 2009 00:02:29 +0000 tao 135 at Replacing a live Drupal site with a static archive <p>One of the great things about Drupal is how quickly you can crank one out for a special purpose, like an upcoming event. However, you are then faced with the dilemma of what to do with that site after the event has passed. Often you want to keep the site up for historical reasons, but if it stays a Drupal site, you really should keep up with security updates, which means eventually you'll need to update to the next version of Drupal. Or you can save yourself the bother by converting your site into a static archive.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:32:36 +0000 tao 134 at Upgrading to Drupal 6 <p>In a classic case of the cobblers&#8217; kids having no shoes, until yesterday was still running on Drupal 5. With the Drupal 7 code freeze just days away, I figured it was time. Some of my hesitation stemmed from bitter memories. My website has been around since the Drupal 4.6 days, and the upgrades to 4.7 and 5 were unpleasant. Turns out I should have done it months ago. Upgrading 5 to 6 has easily been the most straightforward upgrade yet. It has taken me a fair bit of time, but that is mostly playing with all the new capabilities and having fun retweaking my workflow.</p> <p>Here is a stream-of-consciousness report of the process.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drupal Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:24:39 +0000 tao 133 at