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How to remove "Anonymous" name from comment form

I've decided to use Drupal for a totally minimalistic website, which I'm sure I would be able to put together from scratch in just a few days. Anyway, I take it as a good exercise in altering and theming even the tiniest elements of a Drupal system.

I ran into a couple of problems while working on the website, but I spent most time on trying to remove the default value from the comment form Name input box. For such a small modification, a few hour struggle has been long enough to trigger a blog post.

Submitting Test Page Unexpectedly Schedules Mailing

After a year's use without an issue, all of a sudden, CiviMail started behaving odd. When creating a new mailing, whenever I submit the Test page, the mailing gets unexpectedly and prematurely scheduled for an immediate delivery. This is true for both the "Send test" and "Next>>" buttons on that page. I haven't tried the "Save & Continue Later" one.

Related content in Drupal

I started using the Related Content module a few days ago and was a bit disappointed that for such a simple functionality no proper module seems to be around. While working perfectly a couple of things really got me thinking about how this could have been done better.

Using Taxonomy and Views you can achieve the exact same behavior with what I believe is a more intuitive configuration interface requiring less effort to manage your website's related content.

Related content Block view

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The Pomodoro Technique 3: Pros and Cons

I typically clock eight to nine Pomodoros a day. You can easily calculate, that even with nine Pomodoros a day, that is four and a half hours of work. With the break time excluded, on an average day, I manage to stay focused for 3 hours and 45 minutes. Out of an eight hour working day that doesn't seem too much, does it?

The Pomodoro Technique 2: First week, an average day

The first part of the Pomodoro Technique series contained a quick description of the Pomodoro Technique's key features as I see them. There's a couple of areas that the book does not cover thoroughly and which I see many people ask about. Most often it's the questions about putting the technique into action, dealing with interruptions, filling the individual sheets etc. To give you an idea how to use the technique in an actual working environment, here is my experience with it over my first working week of 2011.

The Pomodoro Technique: What is it?

If you're like me, you've been struggling with motivation, productivity and procrastination your whole life. There's no easy cure for these problems and I don't have one either. Though, what I came across recently, gave me so much hope, that I had to spread the word and share my experience after only one week of applying it into my work life.

This story deals with what is known as the Pomodoro Technique, a simple time boxing technique with planning, tracking and recording features, very easy to put in practice even for people like me, who have almost lost the hope of ever beating the habit of procrastination.

Product comparison in Drupal

A few months ago, when I was writing about creating a List of recently viewed nodes in Drupal I mentioned a few other uses for the couple of modules, Flag and Views. One of them, I'm going to expand on today, is the product comparison functionality.

Compare products

SMS gateway testing account with MX Telecom

Transcript of e-mail communication I've recently had with a programmer working on setting up an SMS system using the MX Telecom gateway. All in all, it sums up my knowledge about mxtel's testing account from a developer's point of view. I believe it could be helpful to people looking to use my mxtel_sms module for Drupal to implement any sort of SMS enabled service.

List of recently viewed nodes in Drupal

This tutorial attempts to unveil the beauty of Drupal's modular architecture, which allows for combination of three modules to provide a functionality which would at the first thought require a separate software add-on of its own.