Plan your Chunks! Win the Future with Information Architecture NOW

hands covered in henna patterns, holding the Drupal iconMy slides from the information architecture-focused presentation I gave at Drupal Camp Pune 2014 on April 5, 2014 (at 4:30pm IST/7:00am EDT). If you saw me live, you got to have a laugh when a random virtual "guest" decided to hangout in my presentation. For those who missed the live showing, I've attempted to capture my presentation on video. If successful, I'll post the video later...so you can laugh with us, too! *grin*

Where to research political candidates for elections in DeKalb County, Georgia

DeKalb County sealA detailed follow-up to my introductory post on how to research political candidates, this post lists the best tools for researching candidates and offices for the 2014 elections in DeKalb County, Georgia.

UPDATE: Added a quickstart section.

Genetics in family history (Roots Tech 2014)

black and white photo of Barbara McClintock, famous geneticist, using her microscope (from Smithsonian)My (mostly readable and occasionally incomplete) notes from the "Introduction to DNA for genealogists" RootsTech 2014 live video lecture. I've also included some helpful internet resources I found at the end of this post.

Software and Technology list from RootsTech 2014

blue RootsTech logo A quick list of technology (new or with new features) mentioned in the twitter stream for RootsTech 2014 (please let me know if you learn of any more I should add!).

How to easily migrate pages from Drupal 6 CCK content types to Drupal 7 fields using the Feeds module

Feeds icon showing move from Drupal 6 to 7 One of the easiest ways to upgrade between version 6 and version 7 of Drupal is to re-build your site in Drupal 7, and then use the Views Data Export and Feeds XPath Parser modules to move your pages and articles into your new site.

This post shows you the details of setting up both a D6 View you can export and a D7 Feeds importer you can use to migrate that View content.

Update: You might find the code attached to the "Feeds is my Friend" post helpful in supplementing these instructions. And I now recommend using the Features module to make it easy to copy Content Types, Taxonomies, Menus, and Feeds Importers from your test to production sites.

If you notice anything missing or confusing in these instructions, please send me a note, so that I can improve this tutorial. Thanks!

How to upload a scanned book to the Internet Archive

Internet Archive logo Do you want to share a book you have scanned, or written, with the Internet Archive and make it free for anyone in the world to read?

Here are step by step instructions (with pictures) of how to prepare and upload your public domain book to the Archive.

For the more advanced (or more obsessed) reader, I also give "Tips" that reveal tricks for getting the most out of your uploading experience.

Update: added a quick links section for returning readers.