December 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Drupal site quietly launched.. fingers crossed


This is a soft launch of our new, one and only, Drupal site at CNR. I'm using to serve out basic, boring, static HTML for the most part - although the news pages are hooked into TownCrier. We'll use it for some other more dynamic features and modules like blogs and scheduling, but for now it's pretty vanilla. The WRAP piece is working great and GuardDog is doing a great job… Continue

Added by Charlie Morris on December 12, 2008 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

One Calendar to Rule Them All

I could kiss Google square on the mouth.

No really, I am now as big of a Google fanboy as I am Apple or Zend. Why the sudden revelation that all shall bow to Google? Cal-dav support in Google Calendar.

I'm sure most of you who have used a calendaring solution here on campus have had the same struggles that I have. I honestly have never reliably used a calendar to do anything than keep up with work meetings. The occasional personal appointment may find its way there, but… Continue

Added by Jason Austin on December 5, 2008 at 4:48pm — 5 Comments

Webinar Wrapup: Everything you wanted to know about Drupal, but were afraid to ask

I just finished a Drupal webinar provided by O'Reilly media. It was a decent webinar, just to get some information 'from the horse's mouth,' but didnt really fill in any true gaps in my understanding of Drupal's inner workings and intentions. In any case, here's my notes that i jotted down during the hour.

* Basic introduction, describing what Drupal is generally about its history.

* "DeanSpace" website for Howard Dean's presidential bid in 2004 used Drupal, which… Continue

Added by Nick Young on December 5, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Campus Maps & Directory

As it is right now...

If you want to find someone at NCSU, you typically search the Find People

directory. But the directory may not give you enough information to really

"find" the person you are looking for. In many cases, you will venture over to

the campus map (or maybe an off-site mapping tool such as MapQuest). You

paste the campus address you found into the map interface and wait for it to

return the… Continue

Added by Mike Vysocka on December 5, 2008 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Free Stuff

I don't know why i expect there to be a suitable, effective free version of any software out there, but i do. With that in mind, i found this list through another blog that i follow (EduTechie).

Enjoy...i found a few very useful apps that im already using to replace old ones.

The main ones i found helpful… Continue

Added by Nick Young on December 1, 2008 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

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