I am jealous of ants. I've never felt that way before (Except maybe their proportional strength... that would be awesome). My feelings about ants have ranged from indifference to annoyance to vehemence when they invade my washing machine.
Just a quick post to share this article: Drupal has a Liquid Network, from the GoodWheelMedia blog. It expounds the virtues of the Drupal community as one that is " flexible without being rigid", creating a balanced environment that provides enough structure to capture lessons-learned and share information while still allowing the random connections between contributors and ideas that can result in brilliant innovations.
I'll be attending Drupal Design Camp Boston (D4DBOSTON2011) this year and I'm stoked! Dries is the keynote, there's lots to learn and I finally feel like I can contribute back to the community. I'm also looking to pick up good ideas for Drupal Camp NH 2011 which will be happening in September this year.
Browse around the Drupal Design Camp site and you may even see the photo I submitted as a background!
In an environment where Drupal development has been going on for a while and people have been doing the experimentation required to gain familiarity with the platform, it's common for a lot of wayward Drupal installations to accumulate. Add to this a system which hosts numerous Drupal installations anyway (such as a university, large enterprise or a hosting service) and it can become challenging to keep track of them all.
Pete Seeger is my hero. In this day of transparency and tell-all-books, it's hard to hold anyone up to the standard that let's us use the word "hero", but for me Pete is the real deal. Do a little reading and make that call for yourself, but beyond his humanitarian ideals and convictions and his strength to stand up for them, I revere his dedication to the fact that people can share experiences which raise us up emotionally, spiritually and idealistically, and engulf us in the power of love. Yes, it's mushy, because cynicism and sarcasm and all of the social armor we go around in falls apart when confronted by Pete's ability to make us sing along with him.