Texas Creative: Frosted Glass - HTML CSS TWEAKS

Planet Drupal - 29. März 2018 - 18:35

Creating a frosted glass effect using CSS is a better method than the old javascript hacks. Using CSS to create the frosted effect uses fewer resources from the site visitors computer by using the native browser rendering engine.

To test this just drag the frosted glass example in the top right of this page

Ok, without wasting much of your time I’m going to jump straight into it.

The main components used for a classic frosted glass effect are:

  • > The original content
  •  - - > The frosted glass container ( Exp. <div> )
  •  - - - - > Original content copy inside the glass container (the element that mimics the content on the page with a blur effect).

For a basic idea of how this works. Here is a simple example:

HTML structure:

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#heiseshow, live ab 12 Uhr: Datenskandal um Cambridge Analytica – Was nun, Facebook?

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 18:30
Der Skandal um 50 Millionen Facebook-Profile und ihren Einfluss auf die Wahl Donald Trumps zum Präsidenten entwickelt sich zum massiven Problem für das soziale Netzwerk. Warum das so ist und wie es nun weitergehen kann, besprechen wir in der #heiseshow.

Interne Untersuchung: FBI wollte Apple verfrüht zu iPhone-Entsperrung zwingen

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 18:30
Die US-Bundespolizei hat einer Untersuchung zufolge nicht alle Optionen ausgeschöpft, das iPhone des Attentäters von San Bernardino zu entschlüsseln. Stattdessen wurde versucht, Apple zu zwingen, Schutzmechanismen in iOS außer Kraft zu setzen.

Tiangong 1: Chinesische Raumstation wird am Osterwochenende abstürzen

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 18:30
Am 31. März oder am 1. April dürfte es so weit sein: Die chinesische Raumstation Tiangong 1 wird auf die Erde stürzen und dabei größtenteils verglühen. Einige Trümmer dürften dabei die Oberfläche erreichen. Die Gefahr für Menschen ist aber gering.

Kernel-Lücke Total Meltdown: Meltdown-Patch für Windows 7 verschlimmert die Lage dramatisch

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 18:00
Sicherheitspatches gegen Meltdown haben eine neue, riesige Sicherheitslücke in Windows 7 aufgerissen. Am Patchday im März gab es das Gegenmittel.

Ferngesteuert fahren: Nur ein Zwischenschritt zum autonomen Auto?

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 17:30
Bis autonome Autos völlig ohne menschliche Hilfe zurechtkommen, dürfte noch einige Zeit vergehen. Hersteller und Forscher interessieren sich deshalb zunehmend für einen wichtigen Schritt davor: Die Fernsteuerung.

Commerce Guys: Commerce Kickstart Covered for SA-CORE-2018-002

Planet Drupal - 29. März 2018 - 17:06

On March 21st 2018, the Drupal security team posted a public service announcement that Drupal core would be receiving a security release. The vulnerability affected Drupal 6, Drupal 7, all versions of Drupal 8, and Backdrop (a fork of Drupal during the rewrite to version 8.) On March 28th that security release landed, and the Drupal world went scrambling to apply updates. As maintainers of Commerce Kickstart we have to be conscious of Drupal core releases, especially security ones.

In preparation for the upcoming security release, we had patches ready to commit. Since there would be no other Drupal core releases before the security update, we could make our prepared changes ahead of time and push them once the releases landed. Within minutes of the security release dropping and the Git backend for drupal.org becoming available, the release tags were pushed.

For our Pantheon users, our first step was to merge in Pantheon’s Drupal 7 upstream and receive the Drupal core security fix. Once the packaging system of drupal.org built the Commerce Kickstart 2.53 release, we pushed that out as well.

All in all, by 3PM CDT the drupal.org releases for Commerce Kickstart 1.51 and 2.53 were out. We experienced some packaging issues due to a malicious attack hitting drupal.org during the security announcement and a backed up packaging queue. However, we monitored chat channels and communicated the process throughout.

Commerce Kickstart 1.51, 2.53 released. The @getpantheon upstream has been updated as well. GO AND GET YOUR SA-CORE-2018-002 FIXES NOW.

— Matt Glaman (@nmdmatt) March 28, 2018

Thanks to the Drupal Security and Infrastructure teams for handling this release and all the stress they endured.

Neue Nvidia-Profigrafikkarte Quadro GV100 bringt Raytracing in Echtzeit

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 17:00
Raytracing für Workstations verspricht Nvidias Quadro GV100 Grafikkarte. Sie unterstützt Nvidia RTX-Raytracing und Microsoft DirectX Raytracing und lässt sich mit einer weiteren GV100-Grafikkarte kombinieren, um die Leistung zu verdoppeln.

Acro Media: Drupal Website Debugging and Site Performance

Planet Drupal - 29. März 2018 - 17:00

Debugging a website (Drupal or otherwise) can be challenging. In this video, I go through a recent situation I faced where a client had reported their Drupal Commerce site completely slowing down every hour or so. I'll discuss the process I followed to figure out the problem and get it fixed.

Here's a breakdown of what happened
  1. I first used New Relic to see where the slowdown was happening. It could be a database issue, a PHP issue, maybe an external service call, who knows? New Relic can help determine this and I was able to determine that it was a database load issue that I was facing.

  2. Then I checked the system logs. Every hour or so, there were a lot of database insertions happening on a number of tables. It seemed really out of place and initially I couldn't narrow down why. I checked the logs and found that system cron was running at the exactly same time as the slowdown. It was also running for a similar amount of time that the slowdown was taking place. Normally, system cron only takes 1-20 seconds, but here it was running for about 3 minutes!
  3. Now I can review cron's code to see what should be happening. I found that cron will generate a list of tables and flush out the expired cache. Generating the list is a very resource intensive process and on this particular site, the list being generated was very large and complicated. After the list is generated, it should get permanently cached in the database and therefor it doesn't become a resource issue later. However, for some reason it was being deleted every time. This ended up being the issue I needed to find out, what was deleting the list.

  4. Since I needed to determine why it was being deleted, I attached logging to the general function used for deleting cache. From here I was able to trace it back to Drush, but I still didn't understand why Drush would be deleting this list of tables. I had to dig further.

  5. Eventually, I discovered what was happening. It turned out that the version of Drush that was being used was doing a call to try and find the system logging. However, it couldn't find it and as a side effect it cleared the cached list that cron had generated. Cron, which ran every hour, then couldn't find the cached list and so need to build it again. It was a cycle that just kept repeating itself every hour. I now understood the problem!

  6. And now for the fix. I needed to know why Drush was doing this and if I could prevent it. I first looked around the Drush project issue queue on Drupal.og and talked to a Drush maintainer. I wanted to know if this was an issue others were also experiencing. It turns out that it WAS a known issue and that it was resolved in a later release! The version on the site that I was working on was a few major versions behind. I bought the site up to the latest release and the issue was fixed! Cron ran and took only about 5 seconds, the generated list of tables was being cached and staying cached, and Drush was not clearing it out.
A good debugging exercise

The bug ended up being one that was with Drush, and not the website. The result, through an odd chain of events, ended up bringing the clients site to a standstill nearly every hour. Now that it's resolved, I can look back and see that it was a good exercise in debugging. Even though I didn't need to build the fix myself, it still took a lot of time and understanding to arrive at the fix, and it was great to have it resolved. Hopefully, if you find this because of a similar issue, maybe I can save you a little bit of time.

We can help

If your experiencing issues with your Drupal Commerce website, the good news is that we can help! Contact us if you would like to discuss your options.

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Muse CC hat sein letztes Update erhalten, Adobe will das Webdesign-Tool künftig nicht mehr weiterentwickeln. Eine Online-Petition fordert nun: Rettet Muse!

Nvidia Drive Sim & Constellation: Selbstfahrende Autos in virtuellen Welten

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Auch wenn ein selbstfahrendes Auto in den USA zu einem Unfall mit Todesfolge und sinkenden Kursen der Nvidia-Aktie führte: Die Firma forscht mit Hochdruck weiter an autonomen Vehikeln und schickt die Fahrzeug-KI zur virtuellen Fahrschule.

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In Kenia sollen spezielle Wildpassagen dabei helfen, Tierschutz mit Verkehrsausbau in Einklang zu bringen. Aber das Großwild hält nicht viel von Regeln.

Wunder blog: Drupal security update: Wunder clients safe and sound

Planet Drupal - 29. März 2018 - 16:11
Drupal security update: Wunder clients safe and sound peeter.pratka Thu, 29/03/2018 - 15:11

We are happy to announce that the highly important Drupal core security update “SA-CORE-2018-002” has been carried out successfully at Wunder: All our clients’ websites are patched and secure.

Our secret? Excellent preparation.

Last Wednesday (21st March 2018), the Drupal Security Team shook the community when they announced that a major security update is to be rolled out on the evening of Wednesday 28th March. Some even started nicknaming the update “Drupalgeddon 2.0” due to the resemblance to a highly critical security update in 2014.

Our team of Wunderers in charge stayed calm and immediately went into preparation mode. An internal plan of action was released soon after to make sure that the update could be applied as fast as possible to provide maximum security to our clients. Several Wunderers along our dedicated security team took responsibility over services to make sure we get them updated quickly.

Our team? Dedicated and fast.

So when update night rolled around, our team knew exactly what to do: Updating and applying hotfixes to our clients’ sites was executed in the smoothest way possible. To give you some numbers: More than 130 different websites were done in about 3 hours!

Shoutout to the team: You rock!

None of this would have been possible without our exceptional team of Wunderers who worked tirelessly to ensure that all client projects received the security update as fast as possible. Huge thanks for your outstanding performance and excellent work!

Special thanks go to those members of our team who were part of the task force that kept our client's applications safe and sound yesterday:

Agnis Mateuss
Aleksi Johansson
Annina Järvenpää
Artis Krumins
Arturs Vilkajs
Fredrik Lassen
Gatis Rudins
Gints Erglis
Hannes Kirsman
Ilmari Oranen
Jan Lindström
Janne Koponen
Joao Ventura
Karlis Daugavietis
Karlis Kalnins
Lauris Igaunis
Marc Galang
Maris Abols
Martins Bertins
Matti Hernesniemi
Mikael Kundert
Mikelis Zalais
Mikk Miggur
Nikita Izotov
Olli Erinko
Pasi Kauraniemi
Pauli Huhtiniemi
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Raimonds Kalnins
Saimons Jegers
Santeri Lindgren
Timo Kirkkala
Tomi Mikola
Toni Sinisalo
Tormi Tabor
Tuomas Leppänen (also organiser)
Viljami Salmi

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Hubble-Nachfolger: James-Webb-Weltraumteleskop verzögert sich weiter und wird noch teurer

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 16:00
Auch 2019 wird das James-Webb-Weltraumteleskop nicht starten können, anvisiert ist nun der Mai 2020. Die Kosten dürften damit weiter steigen, eine Beendigung des Projekts wäre möglich. Astronomen in den USA sind deswegen besorgt.

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Decoupling Drupal 8 Core: Core REST, HAL, and Setting Up Drupal as a Web Services Provider

Planet Drupal - 29. März 2018 - 15:38

Perhaps the most critical piece of any decoupled CMS architecture is the API layer which exposes data in the back end for consumption by other applications. In Drupal's case, the REST module (also known as the RESTful Web Services module) in Drupal 8 core fulfills this responsibility. The REST module contains important logic that drives the availability of data through formatted responses.

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VR-Spezialist Lytro macht dicht, Mitarbeiter wechseln angeblich zu Google

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Nach den Gerüchten um eine Übernahme durch Google kündigt der Lichtfeldfotografie-Spezialist Lytro nun an, seine Geschäfte einzustellen. Konkrete Angaben zu den Gründen gibt es nicht, einige Mitarbeiter wechseln offenbar zu Google.

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Nvidia beendet Tests mit autonom fahrenden Autos nach Uber-Unfall

heise online Newsticker - 29. März 2018 - 15:30
Der tödliche Unfall mit einem Roboterauto von Uber zieht Kreise: Grafik-Chip-Hersteller Nvidia stellt die Fahrten mit seinen autonom fahrenden Testwagen vorerst ein, hält sie aber dennoch für sicher.

Nvidia DGX-2: Machine-Learning-Monster mit 16 GPUs und 2 Petaflops Rechenleistung

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KI und Deep Learning sind in aller Munde – und Jensen Huang, Mitbegründer und CEO von Nvidia, ist vermutlich noch heute dankbar, dass vor zehn Jahren jemand auf die Idee kam, die GPU von Grafikkarten seiner Firma für parallele Berechnungen einzusetzen.

Ausgesetzte Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Ermittler erwägen Verfahren gegen Vodafone/Telekom

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Ein Mordverdächtiger verschwindet, die Fahndung beginnt. Handydaten zum Standort könnten den Ermittlern weiterhelfen, doch die Rechtslage ist unklar. Dass Vodafone und die Telekom die Daten nicht weitergeben, bringt die Staatsanwaltschaft auf die Palme.