June 10, 2008

IBM Pass It Along – social learning!

June 10, 2008 - Categories: enterprise2.0, ibm, web2.0

I’m happy to share that one of my favorite Enterprise 2.0 tools within IBM is now available on the Internet. IBM Pass It Along is now available on Alphaworks, a public IBM site for people interested in trying out emerging technologies–all you need is a free ibm.com account. IBM Pass It Along is about sharing what you know and learning from other people. If you have a how-to you’d like to share, create a topic for it. If you’re curious about something, request it. If you’re just curious about the crazy tools we use within the enterprise, check it out! =)

Here’s what I love about Pass It Along, and I think you’ll love it too:

I also really like how a newbie like me can create value for other people by sharing what I’m learning. =) Whee! I’m copying some of my public content over, and you can find my topics on Pass It Along.

IBM Pass It Along on Alphaworks is a public site open to everyone. Access controls will follow soon, so you can limit topic access to just your organization if needed. IBM Pass It Along is even better inside your organization, where you can link it up with your employee directory or do all sorts of other cool stuff.

Check it out – it might be a great fit for your organization!

IBM Pass It Along

Notes on backporting modules from Drupal 6 to Drupal 5

June 10, 2008 - Categories: drupal

I needed a web statistics module for a Drupal-based project at work, and integrating an external web statistics module seemed to be the way to go in terms of performance and features. BAWstats integrates the popular AWstats web statistics analyzer into Drupal. The module was developed for Drupal 6, so I spent a few hours backporting it to Drupal 5. I don’t know if I can send a patch back (might have to do some paperwork), but anyway, here are some notes so that (a) I can remember how to do this in the future, and (b) it might save you some time.

Backporting from Drupal 6 to Drupal 5: Change the menu items

Those were most of the changes I needed to make in order to backport bawstats to Drupal 5. Seems to work so far… =) More notes when I run into other things!

Drupal meetup in Toronto later – 7:00 at the Drake

June 10, 2008 - Categories: drupal

Instead of self-defense and yoga classes today, I’m going to the Lullabot meetup for Drupal developers over at the Drake (1150 Queen St W, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM).

Should be fun. =)