The Drupal Association

Submitted by kattekrab on Thu, 29/03/2012 - 11:47

Back in early February I got myself elected to the Drupal Association (DA) board. Last week, I attended my first board meeting in Denver at DrupalCon. It made me feel a whole lot better about this new role, because until then, I'd not really had a chance to do anything. Other than agree the DA should open a bank account in Europe so we can better deal with European currencies and events.

Australian Type Foundries?

Submitted by kattekrab on Thu, 01/03/2012 - 13:49

Dear Lazy Web,

Do you know of any typefaces designed and created in foundries in Australia?

Pre-digital. Cast in metal.

Here is what I've found so far:

Dennis Bryans, The Beginnings of Type Founding in Sydney: Alexander Thompson's Type, His Foundry, and His Exports to Inter-Colonial Printers Journal of Design History Vol. 9 No. 2 1996 The Design History Society.

There are many references to "Type Foundry" in TROVE's archive of digitised newspapers. Here's one:

Video titles

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 19/02/2012 - 17:08

I've occasionally been helping Carl Karsten from Next Day Video produce title slides to slot into their automated video production flow.  

I use Inkscape.

The video title slide is also good opportunity to showcase event sponsors - and get them a wider audience beyond the event itself.

Video Title slides - made with Inkscape

 

 

To market, to market...

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 19/02/2012 - 15:55

 

My apologies for arriving a little late to the party. 
 
Thanks to the latest DrupalEasy podcast I've just read these 2 articles on Drupal Marketing, and most of the comments. 
I was also lucky enough to be present in London to hear Dries' call to the faithful to step up our marketing efforts and really help Drupal succeed.
 
There's been some attention paid to business focussed events, and the creation and collation of "marketing materials". But how much attention is being paid to the market itself?

No body scanners please

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 05/02/2012 - 18:37

I've just written a letter to the Minister for Transport. By hand, on paper.  As soon as I transcribe what I wrote there, here, I'll put it in an envelope, address it, stick a stamp on it, and wander down to the post box and hope the lovely  people of Australia Post will deliver it to Canberra by Tuesday.

Storify Drupal Downunder 2012

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 29/01/2012 - 15:57

Playing about with Storify for the first time as a way of shaping the post event report for Drupal Downunder. It claims to have an export to Drupal site feature (or tumblr, or wordpress, or posterous or mailchimp) but I couldn't get that to work. Instead - I've used the embed code. On balance, I'd say Storify is a pretty nifty web app.

This post is very long, mostly cos it has lots of pix, embedded vids of each of the the keynotes and is interspersed with tweets and other snippets about the conference. Hopefully, it gives a taste of the event and the fun that was had.