A look at interesting new modules, articles and other Drupal news of this week.
Something is Broken on Examiner.com - Writers in Uproar - Examiner.com decided to upgrade their site last week to Drupal 7. Now it's broken all over the place and writers are angry. (They get paid per impression.) I can't imagine why a large site like that would upgrade before Drupal 7 has even one stable release.
Great Posts and Tutorials This Week
Panels: I got it all wrong - Describes the differences between Panels and Page Manager. After reading this, I can see I misunderstood them, as well.
Uncaptchalous Drupal Module Demo - Get rid of the CAPTCHAs on your site and still stay spam free.
203 people tell "What I wish I knew when I started Drupal" - Results from an Acquia survey about roles in the Drupal community taken this summer.
Interesting New Modules
Smart Flush - Automatically rebuild your page cache after flushing it. Handy for high-volume sites.
Shared Blocks - Syndicate blocks across multiple sites. This looks pretty cool.
Node Private File - Provides a checkbox on CCK FileFields that forces downloads through the node access system.
Facebook Authentication - Lightweight authentication for Facebook. Works when you want to use Facebook information, but don't want to create Drupal users. If you need more fully-featured Facebook integration, check out the Drupal for Facebook module.
Apache Solr Search By Type - The name says it all.