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Kris Vanderwater
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Do you know who has an awesome gallery on the Star Wars Artists' Guild? +David Stirzaker, that's who.

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JAM and I had a conversation shortly after Drupalcon. Not the smoothest of interviews either of us have done, but it still turned out great and had some worth while discussion.
Managed to get a nice podcast out of a terribly difficult recording session with +Kris Vanderwater – our Hangout kept cutting out.

Apologies for the poor audio on my end of this. Worth a listen nonetheless!

+Acquia podcast 141 is live!

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META Information for those interested:

I've not worked directly with Migrate in D8, but if its plugins are D8 plugins, then we should be getting https://drupal.org/node/2211633 committed asap. This provides a composer.json for the plugin system in D8 opens up the possibility of a separate repository for the Plugins component code. This could then mean that any drupal plugin based code that didn't require specific Drupalisms could be made available via composer as well with a dependency on this and it would be usable outside of Drupal. There's also an Annotation component which I've not yet written a composer file for, and most plugins utilize this (which will require Doctrine common).

Hopefully that gives some foundation for the most basic parts of what it would take to even begin discussing making Migrate useful outside of Drupal proper.

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A presentation on Migrate that was shared at the Oklahoma City Drupal User Group.

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I don't normally do this, seriously, not for anything, but... you better believe I miss me some Firefly.

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A teddy bear #RorschachDoodle I see...

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As an aside to the existing political nonsense of the past weeks, I'd like to point out to conservatives and liberals both that this is why NO significant reform of any serious system is going to be effective for the foreseeable future: http://www.ted.com/talks/lawrence_lessig_we_the_people_and_the_republic_we_must_reclaim.html?utm_content=buffer07e93&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

I've mentioned Campaign Finance and Intellectual Property reform a number of times as being FAR more important than the healthcare reform this administration was so anxious to pass. Until we make the politicians dependent upon the majority of the people (instead of the money of the .05%) no reform of any system will affect change that benefits the people.

I bring up IP reform in all this as well because that's the hidden cost to medical machinery, drugs, and more. You want health care to cost less? fix our completely messed up intellectual property laws. It'll reduce your overall cost of living as well since IP insinuates its way into every facet of our daily lives, from software, to drugs, to machines, to music and more. I'm not saying there's shouldn't be IP, I'm saying what we have currently is completely unreasonable, and it'll strangle the economy of this country eventually (assuming some other boogie man doesn't get it first).

Lawrence Lessig said it better than I possible could with regard to Campaign Finance reform. I don't care if you're a liberal or a conservative (or moderate), watch the video, change your view point, and fight the battles in the proper order. Maybe we could get some reforms we can all agree on once the blocking issues and corporate interests are out of the way.

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I put up a new notification system on the site. Let me know if this feels like a better first step than the last one ;-)

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It's stuff like this that illustrates so clearly what's different about SWAG when you look at other star wars art sites. We're about emotion, we're about stories, we're about characters. We're about carving out a place in the Star Wars universe for yourself, and what that really means, and our artists have done that for so many people. Some of our artists are professionals. Some of our artists should be ;-) and some just try really hard, but whatever their level, the thing that brings us all together is the characters, and of course #starwars. #swagonline
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