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Weekend hacking… much progress

This was one of the most productive weekends of hacking that I’ve had in a long time. I finally managed to get all my fixes for the drupal epublish module upstream. And, as a bonus, I wrote a first pass at exporting the data via views because I needed that in order to make the Featured Veggie block on the PFP website work. I’m actually hoping this is going to turn into an epublish 1.6 release before the end of the month.

On the PFP site I completed the last few things I committed to as part of the winter feature additions. This now means that instead of featured programs on the front page, we’ve got features, promoting columns from our upcoming (or just released) newsletter. I also managed to pull of a bit of a back flip and via the afore mentioned epublish views, figure out what veggie was most recently highlighted in a newsletter. Thus creating the featured veggie box.

The mid-hudson astro site saw a bit of work as well. My lending module is now pretty robust, and ready for review to become an official drupal module. Hopefully it will get some testing over the next month and we can have start transitioning to it come April.

And lastly, I managed to connect up with some of the NY State Senate developers working open government initiatives. Hopefully we can get one of them to come down and give a lecture at MHVLUG, as I think a local talk on open government would be really spectacular.

The Openning of the Walkway Over the Hudson

The Walkway Over The Hudson is an amazing thing.  A 1.3 mile bridge that spans the Hudson River here in Poughkeepsie, which just opened this past weekend after decades of effort.  We were lucky enough to participate in the lighting ceremony on Friday night, which involved sending up these Sky Lanterns. Yes, they are powered by fire, which makes them even more awesome.

If you live anywhere near Poughkeepsie, you really owe it to yourself to come check the walkway out. The scale of the thing is so different than anything you’ve been on before that it doesn’t really feel like a bridge (at least not to me), but more of a mythical sky way.

I’ve got a bunch of other photos up at my smugmug site, take a look if you are interested in the walkway.