Drupal Development on OSX with MAMP and Solr

October 6, 2012

These days I find myself splitting time between OSX and Linux, but when I'm on a Mac I like my development environment ready to go without having to do much clicking around. While I have tried a few times to get away from using MAMP, I find that it is just more convenient than configuring everything manually. However, I prefer to use the command line and have it run in the background without having to see it there in my dock and making me feel guilty for not configuring everything myself.

Bach Meets High Tech in a Wisconsin Public Radio Broadcast Experiment

June 24, 2012

[Reprinted from opengoldberg.wpr.org]

On June 24, 2012 Wisconsin Public Radio, in partnership with Open Goldberg Variations and MuseScore, built on its tradition of innovation. For the first time in history, radio listeners were able to follow the digital score of a broadcast recording as it was broadcast.

If you missed the opportunity to hear on the radio and watch online the new public domain arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations, you can still:

Upcoming presentations

February 1, 2012

In the coming month or so, I will be giving a number of talks concerning Drupal and public media:

February 2
"Open source software in public media"
Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, WI)

Febraury 22
Drupal in Public Media
Twin Cities Drupal User Group (Minneapolis, MN)

February 27
"How ttbook.org makes use of Drupal"
PRI: Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN)

Opening a menu link in a new window

November 20, 2011
In Drupal, it seems like it should be easy to configure external menu links to open in a new window, but I could not find clear instructions for doing so in Drupal 7. If this needs to be done in numerous places, the easiest way to get this done might be to install the External Links module. However, for a single link (menu item) I found the simplest and quickest way to get this done was to implement hook_menu_link_alter()