Steamforged Launches Godtear Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 3:00pm
I’m a big proponent of “play the figs you want to play.” I mean, I normally pick my options for games starting with how they look, then moving onto how they play. And it can be tough when part of one faction in a game looks good, but part of another one also looks good. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Wyrd Previews Motor Scout For The Other Side

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 2:00pm
In combat, knowing the location and strength of the enemy is vital. Scouts have been used for thousands of years to find out just that sort of information. While that spot had been held by horse-riding cavalrymen for the longest time, in the motor age, it’s being taken over by vehicles specifically designed for the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Multilingual Revisions Helper

New Drupal Modules - 6 April 2018 - 1:41pm

This was built to make life a little easier for content editors on multilingual sites with Content
Moderation or Workbench Moderation enabled.

Currently, if the default language version of a node has a draft-in-progress, it's not possible to update/publish a
translation of that node if there are any untranslateable fields (including files) or if the URL alias is
generated by pathauto.

Categories: Drupal

Hook 42: Drupal 8 Interviews: Spotlight on NNU's Sarah Maple

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 1:29pm

Sarah Maple is the Lead Web Designer at National Nurses United (NNU) and has been at the organization for four years. Her training bridges art and web technology in order to better serve clients with both their technological needs as well as their artistic ones. She provides support with Drupal logistics and project management for the NNU website, which is a full website conversion to Drupal 8.

Categories: Drupal

Nextide Blog: Create a New Content Entity During Module Update

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 1:24pm

As Drupal module maintainers, we at Nextide need to be constantly updating our modules to add new features or patch issues.  Whether your module is available for download or is a custom module for a client site, you can't expect users to uninstall and reinstall it to pick up new features.  If you have data or configuration changes, update hooks are mandatory to learn.  This post will show how we created a new content entity in a Drupal update hook.

Categories: Drupal

Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake Coming To Kickstarter April 16

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 1:00pm
Alright, so you’ve had a great meal. Appetizer, soup, main course, all were absolutely astounding. But now your sweet tooth is getting to aching. Where’s dessert? Well, in the case of Kitchen Rush, it’s coming to Kickstarter on April 16, when the campaign for Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake will launch. About the expansion: Dinner […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design How a Drupal theme's logo caused confusion and escalated tension between two countries

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 12:42pm

NOTE: While I work for a company that is closely related to Drupal, the thoughts expressed here DO NOT, in any way, represent my employer.


When the creator of Zen theme of the Drupal CMS chose a logo for the theme, they would have never imagined that this decision would cause such large confusion and probable escalation of heat between two countries years down the lane.


What happened:

On April 7 2018 (today), Multiple Indian Government websites, built and maintained by National Informatics Center, went down or were partially unavailable. Some of them showed a maintenance page.

They include:

* (Ministry of Defence)

* Multiple others - Law, Home and Labour Ministry websites


News coverage:

* Youtube : TimesNow

* Times Now

* Hindustan Times


* Times of India

What does the Government say?

* "National cybersecurity chief Gulshan Rai said the 10 websites hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) went down after a hardware failure."


* “There is no hacking or coordinated cyber attack on website of central ministries. There was a hardware failure in the storage network system at the NIC which resulted in a number of government websites being serviced by that system going down. We are working to replace the hardware and these websites will be up soon,” said Rai.


What caused it?

* Limited information is available to be certain.Although there is no information as of now, that any site was compromised.
* While the sites that down were Drupal ones, NIC builds most of its sites on Drupal. Which explains it.

* The sites were just showing a maintenance page. Nothing suggested they were compromised. A maintenance page is shown on various occasions, while in this case, the MySQL servers being down either due to a hardware failure as the Govt claims or due to large traffic, or due to an orchestrated DDOS attack could be a reason.
* None of the above instances (including a DDOS attack) would suggest any data being compromised.


The Chinese connection:

* Almost every Indian media agency attributed this to hacking by  "Chinese Hackers".
* The maintenance pages of some of these sites showed Drupal Zen Theme's logo, which is has a Chinese language character in its logo. (Update: Another Facepalm: That is not even Chinese, but Japanese.)

In the context of strained relationships between China and India, all news agencies interpreted this Drupal maintenance page as "defacement by Chinese hackers"




Bad PR for Drupal:

While there is no reason to suspect Drupal was at fault, Drupal’s pictures were splashed all over the TV and news sites today claiming hack by Chinese hackers by misinformed Indian News agencies.

Categories: Drupal

Torg Eternity – The Living Land Supplements Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 12:00pm
The people have spoken: They want more Torg Eternity. The initial Kickstarter took off like a rocket and the game subsequently went on to be nominated for and win numerous awards. It’d be cruel to not give them more. So, Ulisses Spiele has launched a Kickstarter for Torg Eternity – The Living Land, supplements that […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Drupal vs Wordpress Part 2: Which is the Best CMS in 2018?

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 12:00pm
We’ve covered this in previous blog posts, but I think it’s time we came back to this and gave the contenders another look. (It's only been three years since we last covered this, so everyone has probably been waiting with baited breath for this one.) Internet culture loves to pit things against each other to see which reigns supreme, so let’s do that for these two juggernaut content management systems.
Categories: Drupal

Friday Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 11:00am
Hey everybody! It’s Friday! Woooooo! Gateway to the weekend, you all know how much I love Fridays. Or, more importantly, Friday evenings (not that work’s terrible, but c’mon! It’s not the weekend!). This evening, I’ll be making some white chocolate & macadamia nut cookies for D&D tomorrow. Probably will grab some snacks to take along […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Out & About On The Third Rock: Re-calibrating Giveback – Taking Open Source and Cloud beyond tech #SocialTransformation

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 10:31am
This is the second rendition of this topic within the Drupal Community, the first time I shared my experiences and journey in this context was at Drupal Camp Sofia, in Bulgaria in 2015. In many respects this is quite a … Continue reading →
Categories: Drupal

Biz Pro

New Drupal Modules - 6 April 2018 - 10:26am

BizPro is a suite of modules designed to manage company data. Main targets are production, inventory, salary.

Categories: Drupal

Dann Kriss Games Running Cthulhu: The Great Old One Deluxe Edition Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 10:00am
Sometimes, you just want something a bit nicer. You could just get the regular, old thing, but it’s not really what you’re in the mood for. You want more. You want extra. You want a higher quality. That’s why you go in for the deluxe edition. For those that are fans of Cthulhu: The Great […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Key auth

New Drupal Modules - 6 April 2018 - 9:16am

Provides simple key-based authentication on a per-user basis similar to basic_auth but without requiring usernames or passwords. This is ideal for sites that expose consumer-facing APIs via rest, json:api, or something similar.

Categories: Drupal

Kazrak Studio Previews Saber & Blood Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 9:00am
Ever see a Kickstarter launch and think, “man, this project would be better if they just ____”? Well, Karzak Studio is looking to avoid that by showing off the preview of their Saber & Blood Kickstarter campaign before it launches. Check it out, find out about the game, and if you’ve got anything you’d like […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

CTI Digital: Why Drupal Contribution is Important

Planet Drupal - 6 April 2018 - 8:57am

In my humble opinion, as a Drupal developer, contributing back to the Drupal Community is something we should love to do.

Categories: Drupal

Seek & Destroy: How breaking builds stronger products - by Keegan Dillman Blogs - 6 April 2018 - 8:44am
A QA perspective on why you should let someone rip into your product.
Categories: Game Theory & Design


New Drupal Modules - 6 April 2018 - 8:03am

Integrate Drupal and Yext

Categories: Drupal

River Horse Announces Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance Board Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 6 April 2018 - 8:00am
River Horse is still working on their The Highlander board game and just wrapped up their Pacific Rim Kickstarter, but they’ve got yet another licensed board game coming to Kickstarter just next week. They’ve announced the new Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance board game. From the announcement: River Horse Games and Lynnvander Studios have […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

IMCE Search

New Drupal Modules - 6 April 2018 - 7:52am

Adds file search functionality to the user interface of the IMCE file browser.

Categories: Drupal


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