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DevShop Stats

Drupal Modules - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 7:12pm

This module is used simply to provide usage statistics for the OpenDevShop project.

Since DevShop uses semantic versioning for releases, the Usage Statistics system will not work for the distribution.

So, we created this module to track the usage of OpenDevShop on

Version Translation

We will create new releases of this module with new releases of OpenDevShop:

The rise of Drupal in India

Dries Buytaert's website - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 5:04pm

Earlier this week I returned from DrupalCon Asia, which took place at IIT Bombay, one of India's premier engineering universities. I wish I could have bottled up all the energy and excitement to take home with me. From dancing on stage, to posing for what felt like a million selfies, to a motorcycle giveaway, this DrupalCon was unlike any I've seen before.


Drupal Modules - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 4:55pm

Collect addresses with an ability to display them on the Google map.

How to install and configure Solr 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Howto Forge - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 8:15am
Apache Solr is an enterprise-class open source search platform written in Java which enables you to create custom search engines that index databases, files, and websites. This tutorial will show you how to install the latest Solr version on Ubuntu 14.04. The steps will most likely work with later Ubuntu versions as well.

Plural genitive

Random Finnish Lesson - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 7:44am
I haven't written anything about plural genitive, but here's a great link explaining how it's formed.

Plural genitive expresses the ownership:

  • lasten vaatteet - children's clothes
  • miesten vessa - men's toilet
  • naisten vuoro - women's turn
  • potilaiden omaiset - the family members of the patients

It's also used with postpositions:

Webform Download Filters

Drupal Modules - Fri, 26/02/2016 - 1:45am

Data filtering options for the webform download page

Percona Back to Basics: MongoDB updates

MySQL Performance Blog - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 10:25pm

MCIT Press Kit | Africa 2016 Forum

MCIT RSS Feeds - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 9:00pm
Africa 2016 Forum
Press Kit | 25 February 2016

Africa 2016 forum was organized by the government of Egypt under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah elSisi and under the umbrella of the African Union Commission on February 20-21 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. 

High availability with asynchronous replication… and transparent R/W split

MySQL Performance Blog - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 6:54pm

Multi level Taxonomy Autocomplete

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 6:52pm

The idea for this module came about during the development of an eCommerce website where the site users when creating new product entities wishes to add tags to those products in an auto complete field. The site did not simply require an autocomplete taxonomy field but the users wished to have the hierarchy of the taxonomy field displayed in the autocomplete suggestions as well.

Backup and Migrate - Managed Files Source

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 6:32pm

A Backup and Migrate source for managed files.

Unlike the default "File directory" source from Backup and Migrate, this source only backup files known to Drupal (ie. with an entry in the file_managed table) and supports remote file wrapper (such as Amazon S3).

Grid Height Normalizer

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 6:15pm

This module was conceptualized on an ecommerce site where products and services details where showcased as tiles laid out on a grid. Each tile had different amount of data in it leading to uneven size of the tiles breaking the grid alignment. So we came up with a simple arrangement in addition to enforcing limits to text and other details of the tiles by retrieving the size of the biggest tile and applying it to all the other tiles. This way the grid layout can be maintained.

How to Install Proxmox VE 4 on Debian 8 (Jessie)

Howto Forge - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 3:28pm
Proxmox Virtual Environment or short Proxmox VE is an Open Source server virtualization software based on Debian Linux. In this tutorial, I will show you the installation of Proxmox on a server that runs a minimal Debian 8 installation, e.g. in a datacenter.

Slick Menu

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 2:20pm

Slickmenu module will return horizontal menu block as a slider.

The module is dependent on the Drupal modules Libraries and jQuery Update.
Make sure you have installed both the modules before using this.

For this module you need to download slick js and to libraries.
Download Slick js with version 1.5.9 from and extract.
Inside the folder there will be folder named slick copy the folder a
nd place it in libraries directory.

Front End Administration

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 2:17pm

This module aims to explore new ways to administer your Drupal site.

What this module do

This module currently offers your:
- To re-arrange your blocks within your theme regions, directly from front via drag & drop.

We need ideas and opinions

Please have a look at the following issue for what feature is planned and what could be added:

thebigword Translator

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 9:22am

Provides a thebigword translator plugin for the Translation Management Tool project.
It uses thebigword service for automated translation of the content.

Two-Factor Authentication (Google Authenticator)

Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 8:40am

A highly secure & easy to setup Two-Factor Authentication for your Drupal site. Rather than relying on a password alone, which can be phished or guessed, miniOrange Two Factor Authentication adds a second layer of security to your Drupal accounts. It protects your site from hacks and unauthorized login attempts.


Drupal Modules - Thu, 25/02/2016 - 4:50am

This module will give you advanced notice that your security certificates are about to expire. Currently works with HTTPS certificates and simpleSAMLphp service provider certificates. Drupal 8 version coming soon.

Gfycat Field

Drupal Modules - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 9:54pm

Provides an image field to upload an animated gif which is then uploaded to the Gfycat service. Gfycat then return a unique identifier which is stored against the field and used to display the animated gif using a HTML5 video element.

Percona Live featured talk with Kat Styons – Shifting the Paradigm: MongoDB and the MEAN Stack

MySQL Performance Blog - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 8:23pm
Welcome to the next installment of our talks with Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference, as well as discuss ...

Looking for some help with languages

Random Finnish Lesson - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 8:14pm
The purpose of this post is to ask for some help from my readers. 

T. Greg Doucette on false arrest and police brutality

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 5:19pm
This post is not from me, but is a remarkable rant from T. Greg Doucette, an attorney in Durham, NC, who took to Twitter to share his experiences defending a young client from charges of reckless driving to endanger, a … Continue reading →

Composer vs. Linux Distributions: A Mental Model Battle

GarfieldTech - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 5:10pm

Recently, Gentoo documented what they view as the Composer Problem: Basically, PHP projects using Composer can't be packaged the way they want to package it, with system-level shared libraries. This is not a new complaint; Other distributions have complained about Composer's impact before. But fundamentally I think the issue stems from having the wrong mental model of how modern PHP works when viewed from a distribution or sysadmin perspective.

Token Login

Drupal Modules - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 3:34pm

The module replaces the password based authentication with a one-time login link. It does not disable the core drupal authentication, merely replaces the login form and uses the password reset API to generate the one time login token.