- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Buckets and Spades - Fit to Drupe...

I'm away for two weeks from Tuesday on holiday with my wife and daughter. So you can have a break too!

Never been to Crete before, but I believe the wild flowers and Easter time is very special. We plan to get into the mountains as well as the coast and ancient sites. I love the Med. Greece, Turkey, Italy... The people, history, food, climate and snorkelling great, although not sure it will be that warm for us. I think we are actually the first flight out for the season. Not sure if it will be possible so early on to visit Santorini - we'll see.

BBC4 has featured some programmes on the Med covering geology and art.

Holiday reading includes Drupal. I’ve downloaded files including text and screencasts. What I really need is a block of time to fully grasp the basics on my PC and in my head! As mentioned previously I had a bare bones Drupal site successfully installed using XAMP. When I went back to it - yep I'd lost the plot. In the end I scrubbed it all. It may have salvageable, but my book David Mercer's 'Drupal' uses Apache2Triad. So I went with that. Now I've successfully installed another bare bones Drupal test site, learning in the process.

Some things I've noticed already:

Drupal content types includes blog, book, forum, story and much more...

The blocks to build a site are the usual elements of header, main, side bar(s) and footer.

I think this blog Welcome to the Quad will continue, but there's two other possibilities:

  1. They say there's a book in everyone (which of course includes our readers!). So unsurprisingly, the Drupal book content type might be really useful to begin a collaborative outline for a open source book on Hodges' model. Believe me this won't happen without the views and input of others, but h2cm is a cognitive currency that must be shared. I say currency not in the monetary sense but the sense of a shared value.
  2. There's a world of expertise out there and c/o the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery there's the possibility of a community of practice devoted to Global Frameworks for Health. This is about being open-minded in terms of other generic high-level frameworks. In resorting to Drupal I don't want to reinvent the wheel, if there are existing communities to join then let's get on with it.
It will be great to put together a dynamic site and look for a serious hosting solution. I should have done this years ago. Maybe though (to rationalise a little) everything happens in its own time - whatever that means...

Finally started a banner for the blog (so far it's erm a bit bubbly) and podcast 2 is nearly there. I have still not heard about the Serres-Hodges chapter effort (the web version is not that submitted), was supposed to last month.

Ruby's going on holiday too (for reading) and something lighter for the sake of the case and relationships. There's another post about the great books and music that somehow passes us by. I've never read Don Quixote - so I could put that right.

I’ll pack an art pad too. The door to that room is going to creak like mad, but it will be worth pushing ajar and walking through. Once there, at least five other doors beckon. Something to share with Beth. Bye for now.

See you sometime after the 18th!

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