The Case of the Disappearing Darrel

Darrel's picture

I've admittedly not had much of a visible presence on the site in far too long and wanted to take a few minutes to share what it is that I've been up to.

Much of my time has been taken up by work and its after effects. As lots know, I worked for AtomFilms. I use the past tense because we've been rebranded, refocused, and relaunched as Atom.com.

The new site is pretty cool, but it's been a crazy ride getting there. Actually, there's still a "Beta" moniker attached to the site as we're still working some kinks out, but all the crazy back-end stuff has got me yearning even more for a MWK upgrade!

The big issue with upgrading Drupal, the software that runs MWK, is that some of the modules I use to extend the basic functionality STILL haven't been upgraded to work with the latest Drupal version which was released a loooong time ago.

Thankfully, the image module is finally to the "good enough" stage. What I have noticed are a lot of new modules being created rather than old ones being updated, so I'm going to do some more research on that front and see how jarring a move to those would be for us.

The other thing coming up for air has done is revive my determination in executing a few other projects we've discussed... namely, the book idea and an e-zine with some best-of and editorialized content. I think the latter would be a good place to start, so look for a separate post on that very soon!

Thanks to those who've been sending me little notes over the last few months to say hello. Y'all rock!

Take care and happy summer!

Comments

Kilted Knitter's picture

A BIG THANK YOU!!! THANK

A BIG THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU for the MWK site and alll teh hard work you do on this site. I love this site and all the guys on it. Thanks again for al your hard work, and looking forward to seeing more of you on the site.
Barry-the Kilted Knitter

crmartin's picture

I love this site and really

I love this site and really appreciate the work you put in to set it up.

Randy

PaganCub's picture

Darryl, i know i personally

Darryl, i know i personally would use the site much much more if there were maybe a mobile version on mwk.com. one accessible from smart phones....iphones, blackberries, sidekicks, etc.
is there such** a site already??...maybe in the near future?

(i personally can access the site through my sidekick, however, because of the navigation panel on the left, i cant see anything but that)

**eta: edited the word suck; should have been such. no i feel like a douchebag. sorry men!
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*to thine own self be true*

ronhuber's picture

I can't tell you how much I

I can't tell you how much I appreciate this site. It allows me to keep in touch with such a wonderful bunch of people and to see what their creativity produces. Thanks so much.

Bill's picture

Enough of these flimsy

Enough of these flimsy excuses, Darrel...work is NO reason to not join us for Monday Night Knit!!!!
(did you realize the cafe now serves beer???)
hugs,
Bill

WonderMike's picture

Beer?!!! Awesome.

Beer?!!! Awesome.

teejtc's picture

Darrel... you're awesome --

Darrel... you're awesome -- thanks for everything.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

MMario's picture

Gee, Darrel, how dare you

Gee, Darrel, how dare you have a life?

MIss you when you're not around - understand when you can't be. Greteful for MWK in any case.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MMarioKKnits/

Darrel's picture

I love y'all!! :) :)

I love y'all!! :) :)

Aaronknits's picture

We love you Darrel!

We love you Darrel!