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DHSI 2016

  • Posted on: 6 June 2016
  • By: quinn

DHSI 2016 is now underway! For the students taking the Drupal course, here's the week's schedule with pointers to corresponding sections in the book. Supplementary links and files will also be posted here over the course of the week.

If you haven't received an invite to the Drupal for Humanists draft chapters, or need it sent to another email account, try this link to request permission, or contact me.

A ream of paper

  • Posted on: 15 July 2015
  • By: quinn
Book selection

At 9:45 PM yesterday, I finished Drupal for Humanists. It came in at 104,658 words, 91 images. The addition of even a brief glossary (requested at DHSI) necessitated even more extensive cutting; ThemeKey and Views Bulk Operations had to go, along with configuring multi-author nodes and showing the number of nodes associated with a taxonomy term. All told, there's now 9,777 words of supplementary material that will be coming to the site soon.

The double-spaced version requested by the publisher takes up 459 pages-- just 41 pages shy of a full ream of paper.

Cutting words is the hardest part

  • Posted on: 14 July 2015
  • By: quinn
Too much text

With the deadline a few days away, I've been spending every spare waking minute on wrapping up the Drupal for Humanists book. Last night I finished the review and editing pass over all the draft chapters, removing all the notes to myself and reminders to fill in the section numbers for sections that hadn't yet been written. Unfortunately, even after extracting 5,894 words' worth of sections (all of which will be posted to this site in the coming months), the book is still 1,382 words over the limit, meaning it's time for some hard choices about what to move to the website.