On Saturday Movember comes to a close and, while keeping a stiff upper lip, our moustaches will face the razor blades. However, before signing off from our month of manliness we want to grant our Mos their last hurrah.
While providing us with laughs, especially in the beginning, it's safe to assume that the majority won't adopt a moustache as a permanent feature.
In case you now feel the urge to donate you still can do so on our Movember team page.
By the amount of facial hair growing in the office you may be excused for thinking that we are in the progress of branching out into the timber industry.
Fortunately the motivation behind cultivating a moustache stems from a different source. During the month of November a bunch of men of the lab are participating in Movember. The annual, month-long event targets to raise awareness for male specific illnesses such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer and raise funds for related research by men cultivating a moustache.
If you laughed out loudly, while looking at our efforts, you have support our quest of manliness by making a small donation on our Movember team page. Otherwise feel free do so anyway. More photos will follow.
Last year at Drupalcon, Munich we introduced The Periodic Table of Drupal Modules, much to the delight of the Drupal community. This year, we've updated our table with a current list of the most-commonly-installed modules and are providing it to you at the wallpaper size of your choosing. In addition, we're introducing a handful of other custom-designed, Drupal-related wallpapers for your enjoyment. If you'd like a custom-sized wallpaper for your device, please leave us a comment below and we'll try to accommodate those we've left out.
Over 1600 Drupalistas will be heading to Prague and every single attendee will bring her & his story of traveling to Prague, getting infected by the Drupal flu and leaving with a ton of unique impressions: Stemming from late night sessions in the coder lounge, attending the trivia night or catching up with fellows in a beer garden! They are all valuable parts of the DrupalCon experience and illustrate the diversity of the community.
For this reason we have launched Contrib.to, a platform to share and preserve these memories.
The platform is built on the battle proven foundations of Drupal 7 and Likemag, a disruptive client project.
We want to invite you to share your impressions with the rest of the community!
Our preparations for DrupalCon Prague are slowly reaching fever pitch. Since it's less than a fortnight to go we want to share some of our enthusiasm with you. Here is an exclusive preview of two goodies we'll be giving away at the conference.
The first item are gorgeous stickers which certainly will visually enhance any object and spread the message of what Drupal does.
The second one is a super limited edition t-shirt with the same 'Making your web work' motive.
The major question that remains is how you'll get your hands on them. For a sticker just swing by our booth and pick one up, regarding the t-shirt let's just say: watch this space.
Hopefully these two items will have whet your appetite, but remember there is one further item we'll keep under lock and seal until Prague...
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Once you work in a part of town for a time you will most certainly have tried all available lunch options. How can you break the circle of always eating the same meals? Of course you can bring in food from home, get a ready meal or just don't care and rotate your favorite outlets. However if you have a tea kitchen at your workplace available an entire new world can open up to you.
Here are some inspirations you might not think of but they are easy to make, absolutely delicious and, best of all, don't require any fancy cooking facilities. All you need is a cutting board and a knife and any you are ready to go.
Pumpernickel, Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Honey
Pro tip: Sprinkle some salt, pepper and lavender bracts on top of it.
Tomato-Watermelon Salad with Feta
For the dressing just use olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
Tomato Focaccia, Pesto and Mozzarella
If you want you can add a few rocket leaves to add some greens to the mix.
All ingredients, utilized in the meals above, should be available in every average supermarket.
What are you having for lunch?
Kiev called before 6 am and Boris and me followed with an adventurous 12 km run through the heart of the Ukraine's 3m-capital, surf, turf and some impressive memorials included.
The camp, rich in participants, was as a great opportunity to deepen our poor Russian knowledge - however, neither Boris nor me managed to extract what went beyond the English slides. Topics covered: Symfony, Drupal 8 entities and plugins, Compass, SASS, Susy and more.
At 6 pm it was time to say Будьмо! and Alex, Boris and me headed for town to join the locals for some bowling and more:
(Amazees Boris and Alex talking Drupal)
(Amazees Greg and Alex waiting for the amazing metro)
Thanks to the Orga-Team, especially Slava (above), for being a caring host. We hope to see you soon again! Over on Flickr we've got some additional photos of the Drupal Camp experience.
Team Texas has been in Zurich the past three weeks, hangin' with our better half. This time I thought it would be fun to shoot some video of our stay and toss it together will a little Willie Nelson number. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do our time in Switzerland.