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Obama is using Drupal

The new governmental site recovery.gov is using Drupal as their CMS.

I think this is very good news for the Drupal community and shows that Drupal is a platform that can be used in an environment that needs to be very secure and fast.

Recovery.gov website

Read more here:
http://techpresident.com/blog-entry/why-white-houses-embrace-drupal-matt...

Google Adsense ability to choose fonts

After a long wait Google added a new feature to give publishers a bit more control over the ads. As of today the publisher can choose which font to use on their website(s).
The choices are Arial, Verdana and Times for now, but who knows if and when other choices will be available.

I estimate a greater Ad performance especially for those publishers using Times new roman on their sites.
http://adsense.blogspot.com/2009/02/fontastic-new-options-for-your-ad-un...

Congrats to the Drupal team

I just wanted to congratulate the people on the Drupal team for making a successful update on their site.

http://drupal.org/node/376454

Although there are some issues left, I know how hard it can be to upgrade such a large and complex site.

And thanks Drupal for your continued service.

Main Drupal site will be upgraded Februari 18th.

From the Drupal site:

The time has come. We are going to turn off some services on drupal.org on Wednesday February 18th, 2009 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm UTC (what time is this in your city?) to perform the upgrade of the live site from our current Drupal 5 version to Drupal 6. The downtime is important to make sure that we have all data intact for the upgrade, and new data is not added to the site while a copy of the site is being upgraded. We scheduled a four hour downtime window, so that we can make sure that everything is working properly before we launch the newly upgraded site.

Read more here (while the site isn't down): http://drupal.org/node/374078