Using Ajax in Drupal 6

John K. VanDyk confirmed that Pro Drupal Development 2nd edition will be published early this summer. I don’t know about you but in Montreal it sure does not look like summer. We’re still in the dead of winter, and it’s one snowstorm after another.

Anywho, I got busy last night and, on a Drupal 6 install, I worked through chapter sweet seventeen of the Pro Drupal Development 1st edition book. The title of the chapter is "Using jQuery". Read more →

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Packt Publishing Drupal 5 Themes reviewed

A first release candidate of Drupal 6 was made available on December 20, 2007, that is, two days prior to the publication of this theming guide... which covers Drupal 5! Drupal 6.1 has since been released, and many of Drupal’s most popular add-on modules are now ready for use on production web sites. The author mentioned on his blog that an updated version of his book will be published, but Packt Publishing is not yet listing 'Drupal 6 Themes' among its upcoming publications. Still, I read the book, and worked through its examples on a Drupal 6 install. As a somewhat seasoned Drupal developer, I still found the book helpful. I recommend it, provided that, as you read along, you refer yourself to the concise (and well-put-together) Drupal 6 theming guide available on Theming has definitely taken a leap forward in D6. For instance, intercepting and overriding theming functions is a lot easier now.

I bookmarked quite a few pages in the book Drupal 5 Themes.

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Free DOM scripting for XHTML ebook

This PDF book contains 53 pages. The book is now free, as of December 6th 2007.

Source code, table of content and sample pages are available here.

File Type Size Last update
DomScripting.pdf PDF 2.2 MB 07-02-2007

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Wind blowing at ++1000 km/hr

There was incredible wind velocity Read more →


Smart enough and connected

November 24th, 2005. As I write this, I am definitely not... connected.  Read more →


Get ready for an educational program

After a restless night, I finally was able to get some sleep this morning. And this is what I experienced. That I can make up a dream so utterly cruel is beyond comprehension. Read more →


I am alive and you are dead

The sky was divided into discrete zones of horror and perfect weather. Read more →


I lost myself, I found myself

Whoever I was, I’m certainly not anymore. Read more →


Jim Jarmusch

“Nobody knows it but you’ve got a secret smile and you use it only for me.” — FOUND SOMEWHERE.

Just watched again two excellent small segments of a movie that’s otherwise not all that great, Coffee and Cigarettes Read more →



A wave of anger washed over me, anger against myself, at my age at the time, that stupid lyrical age, when a man is too great a riddle to himself to be interested in the riddles outside himself and when other people are mere walking mirrors in which he is amazed to find his own emotions, his own worth. Read more →