Male and Female Default (Gender Based) Avatar Images for Drupal User Profiles


I was sitting here thinking tonight that there must be a strong use case for male and female default avatars since there are several sites out there with users that with to remain "anonymous" but give enough information to determine their gender. I mulled over trying to make a module out of this but I don't think it would be advantageous enough to fix this customization to only 2 options and some how tying that to a field in the profile. So I decided to blog about how you could program this yourself.

Use Drush to Test Update Hooks


So I've always been a big fan of using drush for debugging. You can see a little bit about it in Finding an exiting Page's Callback Function in Drupal. I find that some of the most annoying bits of testing what I'm doing comes when I'm dealing with Update Hooks. Check out what I do down below using drush to do my testing.

Lone Star PHP Conference


Event date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:45am to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 5:00pm

Join me and a ton of other PHP enthusiests over in Dallas... making friends, having fun, and supporting the PHP community.

Midcamp: DIY Continuous Integration


Event date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, March 30, 2014 (All day)

Giving a modified version of my normal talk with the help of Michelle Krejci

See the full spill over at the MidCamp site.

One Exposed Filter to Feed Two Views Displays


Recently I had the pleasure of working on a project that required some finesse when it came to working with a search powered by Views. The use-case was this:

As a User, I would like to be able to search for doctors near me from the same search form as a normal search so that making a proximity search would be easy and intuitive.

Alright, I already had First Name, Last Name, Clinical Specialty, and Gender. All I need now is Zip right?