Open Source

Personal Post-DrupalCon Agenda

Once again, DrupalCon this year was no disappointment. After getting back and having a few days to refresh and set my priorities, I've laid out a bit of list of tasks that I hope to complete in the coming months.

Image handling. There's no getting out of it now. After announcing my drive to make image handling part of core during the Multimedia Panel session (with Aaron Winborn and James Walker), I don't think there's any way I can back down from the commitment.

Image issue on Drupal.org: http://drupal.org/node/232129

A color picker for Fivestar. Before the Drupal code sprint at MIT, I brokered a deal that if Mahalie Pech made me a set of Bombs for Fivestar I'd make it so you can pick the colors. That's come along pretty nicely for code written during a code sprint. Look to a beta implementation of that in Fivestar soon.

Fivestar issue on Drupal.org: http://drupal.org/node/232127

Popups (modal dialogs). Tao Starbow took the lead on implementations of popups (think Facebook) in Drupal 6 and I helped kick around some possibilities and how we can possible get this implemented into the Drupal UI. Seems like first candidates for popup implementation are the help text Drupal-wide, and the confirmation dialogs (Are you sure you want to delete this node, etc). Tao's done an amazing job and I'm very excited to see where this takes the Drupal UI.

Popups issue on Drupal.org: http://drupal.org/node/193311

xkcd

A coworker pointed me to a comic from the site xkcd. Hilarious for the *nux inclined. I already bought a T-Shirt. You might also dig this comic (another for geeks) or this comic (laymen).

Haug Creative Debuts

In response to growing demand for web developers and my ability to contribute skills, I've launched the domain haugcreative.com. This marks the beginning of my services becoming freely available as my current projects allow time. I will soon be posting complete information on the services I provide. In the mean time, if you have a Drupal powered website needing some extra mucsle, contact me right away and we'll see what I can do.

MTV UK Development

Opportunities can come from strange places. Over the past 9 months I've been working on the Drupal Content Management System. I was doing this work pro-bono, and as part of my Capstone project for Truman. As it turns out, the work I am produced just so happened to be exactly what Lullabot development needed for their very high-profile client, MTV.co.uk.