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Tutorial: Ruby command line twitter client

Have you ever wanted to post a tweet from a command line? If you’re like me, you want to use twitter, but keep getting distracted by all the other tweets from the people you follow. (That’s not just me, right?) And, if you’re like me, you would like to use sferik’s command line suite ‘t’ but you’ve already got a utility named t on your command line. (I’m sure that’s also not just me, right?)

Drupal Views Partials: Nested Views

So if you’re working with complex data sets or some sort of workflow system in Drupal, you’ve likely encountered the difficulties in trying to extract that information using views over multiple nodes using a single unique value. For me, recently, it was a site that uses a lot of webforms to collect information from users (with accounts) that need to be viewed by another type of user. These administrative users would want to view who submitted Webform A, with a link to view the submission, but they want to be able to see more information about the user than the standard “/node/[nid]/webform-results” would give them. A view would be perfect; just collect all of the webform results into a table and add a filter for the Content: Title so you only get Webform A. But then, they would like to know if the user also completed Webform 2, because that form is an important part of the workflow and process that Webform A represents. What do you do?

The Nearby Blood Drive

The following is a short internal rant about how I feel when I pass the nearby blood drive. Feel free to skip over it and completely disregard it.

The Dangers of Passive Acceptance

Today’s post will be more of a thought experiment, so bear with me and let your mind and imagination roam free. If you are a person of privilege, imagine it to be taken away for the rest of this post. If you are a man, pretend you are a woman or trans. If you are white, pretend you are not. If you are straight, pretend like you are bisexual, pansexual, or asexual. I’m sure you get the point and if you don’t know these terms, it is imperative that you Google them right now, not just for this post, but for your health and safety and of those around you. First, a definition:

My Journey With Imposter Syndrome (thus far)

I know my last post was also pretty heavy, so I apologize in advance for the “double posting” feel. First, some background.