Let's take a moment to talk about shell commands. Some of you might remember DOS variants like the popular MS-DOS, so you will be familiar with a CLI (Command Line Interface). People who were born after 1990 probably won't. I grew up with the Apple IIGS, and the IBM PC in 286 and 386 variations. I fell in love with computing on a 486 DX2 running America Online 3.0 and Windows 95, with a turbo button that could switch from 33 to 66 MHz, and I remember the release of the first Intel Pentium processor.
This has been a long time coming. left-click advanced is pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 23rd, Commerce Point of Sale (POS) was released on Drupal.org. Commerce POS is a point of sale interface for the Drupal Commerce suite of modules. It is the (only slightly better named) successor to the UberPOS module, which did the same thing for Ubercart.
I've been watching a new competition for the past couple weeks called Moduleoff. It's a bi-weekly Drupal module development challenge. You are given a set of criteria and then you are required to submit a video and sample module. (You even receive a prize if you win!) At last, a challenge I had an idea for—Challenge 5: Do something cool with Node.js
It got to be too much. As I slowly slipped further and further in a Google world, I began to notice a Chromebook curiosity growing inside of me. As each day went on, it continued to get more and more reasonable to try a Chromebook. I found myself working more and more out of my Chrome web browser on my MacBook Pro. Google Plus was better than Facebook, Gmail had ways of being better than Apple Mail, Google Calendar had ways of being better than iCal...
Recently it was announced that Opera would move their browser to WebKit. Formerly powered by the proprietary layout engine Presto, Opera will no longer be so unique; it will join the family of WebKit browsers including Chrome and Safari. This is a substantial change which warrants a general discussion of the different browsers available on the market and their underlying technology.