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Ford Mustang Bullitt No. 001 hits $300,000 at auction - Roadshow

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 4:02pm
That's a lot of cash for a regular production pony car, but don't worry, it was for charity.
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Apple gets Muhammad Ali to sell you on iPhone X selfies - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 4:00pm
Commentary: In a new ad, Cupertino wants you to believe the phone's camera will show you're the greatest. The double greatest, in fact.
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fluffy.pro. Drupal Developer's blog: Monolog: namespaced logger?

Web - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:47pm
Using monolg library and monolog-cascade extension you can't configure the "namespaced" loggers. What does it mean? Imagine you have tons of classes and you need to log information from them into a log file. There is nothing special in this. Just define loggers with the needed handler(s) and instantiate them directly in a place where you want them to use with a help of monolog-cascade. It means in your monolog-cascade config file you have to define needed loggers in advance and you have to reference needed loggers by their names. But what if you need an additional logger (with absolutely different handlers/processors) for some of the classes? Will you go through all the classes and change logger names where you instantiate them? I think it doesn't look like a good idea when a small requirement (for instance, change the log file name for records from a bunch of classes) leads to edits in an application code. It's something that must be configurable and that's why I decided to write a tiny library called monolog-cascade-namespaced.
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How Google showed Apple that HomePod can succeed - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Commentary: Apple's smart speaker might finally see the light of day shortly. Is it too late?
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DrupalEasy: Testing a local Drupal site emails with Lando and Mailhog

Web - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:29pm

Over the past few months, I've been evaluating three Docker-based local development environments trying to figure out which is best not only for me, but also for students of our long-form Managing Professional Drupal Development Workflows with Pantheon (next semester starts February 17) and Drupal Career Online (March 26) classes.

I've been test driving Docksal (actually, I've been using it for over a year), DDEV Community, and Lando (I'm a recovering Kalabox user) trying to figure out where the "sweet spot" is for flexibility, ease of use, documentation, Windows-compatibility (we routinely have students on Windows machines), performance, and some other criteria.

I recently stumbled upon a cool open source project (thanks Brian!) called Mailhog that makes it dead easy to test outgoing emails from a local development environment. While I tested it on Lando, both Docksal and DDEV both support Mailhog and have supporting documentation here and here

The general idea of Mailhog is that it acts as a local STMP server that by default, doesn't send emails to the addressed recipients. Rather, it includes a clean UI that allows the developer to view outgoing emails. 

Getting Mailhog up-and-running in an existing Lando site is quite easy. Simply add the following to your .lando.yml

 

proxy:
  mailhog:
    - mail.lemp.lndo.site
services:
  mailhog:
    type: mailhog
    hogfrom:
      - appserver


Then, run "lando rebuild". Caution should be used when using this command, as while most services retain their data during a rebuild, some may not. So far, I can confirm that my databases come through just fine. 

After rebuilding, you're just about done. When you run "lando start" the next time, you'll see a new set of URLs for the local Mailhog UI (you can also get this information via "lando info").

 

 

On your local Drupal site, if you're using the SMTP module or another SMTP-based sending solution, be sure to disable it:

 

 

Then, sending an email from a local contact form (screenshot shows a local copy of DrupalEasy.com):

 

 

Results in this in the Mailhog UI:

 

 

Then, if you want to "release" a message to its intended recipient, Mailhog provides you the option to do that as well via a button when viewing an email:

 

 

The button leads to an SMTP settings form:

 

 

Summarizing, regardless of if you're using Lando, Docksal, DDEV, or another local development stack, Mailhog is a great tool to help you test sending emails from your local development environments. 

While the screenshots in the blog post demonstrate setting up Mailhog with Lando, I can confirm that the process is just as easy with Docksal using the documentation, as I was able to configure it for a local client site in about 5 minutes.

For more information about using Mailhog with Lando, see the official documentation page.  
 

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Amazon's HQ2 competition gets merciless SNL mockery - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:00pm
Commentary: The bidding cities try to impress Jeff Bezos with "stars" such as Casey Affleck, Pitbull and TV cook Paula Deen. But Bezos only has eyes for Alexa.
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A look inside the cashierless Amazon Go store - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:01am
The new Amazon Go store in Seattle has one big figure: You don't actually take out your wallet to pay for anything.
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What it's like inside Amazon's futuristic, automated store - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:00am
The new Amazon Go store in Seattle features something different: No cashiers. CNET got an early look.
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PPG design head talks about the future of paint at Detroit Auto Show - Roadshow

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:00am
Jane Harrington dropped by the Roadshow stage to talk about popular paint colors and future finishes with Tim Stevens, and the future looks good.
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What if Samsung's Galaxy S9 gets these six features? - CNET

Webware - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:01am
These innovations could find their way onto future phones.
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Apple's Beats is on Tom Brady's side - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:35pm
Commentary: In an ad to coincide with the AFC Championship game, Beats features the New England Patriots quarterback being deaf to criticism.
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Facebook shirks responsibility, says experts can't be trusted - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:06pm
Commentary: In asking Facebook's so-called community to decide which news sources are trustworthy, Mark Zuckerberg offers a truly disturbing rationale.
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Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:47pm
This portable music player that delivers a bigger bang for your tunes.
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Watch a pilot battle incredible winds to secure a landing - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:30pm
Commentary: At Dusseldorf airport in Germany, windy landings are a regular occurrence. This one, however, looks like it was especially fun.
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The Vista Spark amp sounds better than it looks - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:47pm
Incredibly enough the Vista Spark is an awesome sounding, yet affordable amplifier.
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Matt Glaman: Drupal, Coffee, Burgers - A small world afterall

Web - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:00am
Drupal, Coffee, Burgers - A small world afterall mglaman Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00 This year I joined a coffee exchange for some members of the Drupal community. I had known there was one floating around, but finally got signed up. Over the past two years, I have gotten more and more into coffee - being a coffee snob about roasts and learning brewing techniques. Last week we were paired up. And sent out some roasts.
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Eelke Blok: Preparing your Drupal 8.3 site with Media for Drupal 8.4

Web - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:36am

If you have the Media module for Drupal 8 installed, you need to remove it before you can upgrade to the latest core version (8.4). Unfortunately, there are a few gotchas involved with the process. This blog post is about getting rid of the old contrib Media module, so the site can be updated to Drupal 8.4 in a subsequent step. This is based on my personal experience. YMMV, as they say.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado chief engineer talks turkey with Tim Stevens - Roadshow

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:00am
Tim Herrick, chief engineer for the 2019 Silverado, stopped by the Roadshow stage during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to go over all the changes that his team made to the new truck.
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Trump's itchy Twitter thumbs have redefined politics - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:00am
In the year since his election, Donald Trump has used Twitter as an official White House channel for everything from policies and praise to bullying and brinksmanship.
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The secret's out for 'Star Trek: Discovery' star Shazad Latif - CNET

Webware - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:00am
The actor who plays Lt. Ash Tyler reveals his most surreal -- and most painful -- acting moments as his character's big twist is finally revealed. Spoilers!
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