Happy fifth birtday Drupal

Today, five years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! The following snippet is taken directly from the original announcement:

Today, drop.org announces the release of drupal 1.00 after an extensive period of testing. Drupal is a full-featured content management/discussion engine using Apache/PHP/MySQL and suitable to setup a news-driven community or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org. Current features include discussion forums, web-based administration, theme support, an open submission queue, content management, a modularized design, PHP sessions, user management with access control and username/profanity/hostname filters, error logging, a public diary module, an affiliate site module, backend/headline generation (RSS/RDF) and much more.

To celebrate the event, Karlijn and I made you a cake:

Happy birthday Drupal!

Making of

Cake

Step 1: buy the ingredients.

Cake

Step 2: bake a regular cake. It should be round because this will become Druplicon's face ...

Cake

Step 3: flatten the cake by cutting off the top.

Cake

Step 4: take off the top.

Cake

Step 5: create Druplicon-hair out of the top (you know, the thingy that sticks out of his head).

Cake

Step 6: put the cake and the hair together.

Cake

Step 7: unpack the m&m's. You'll want lots of those ...

Cake

Step 8: filter out all the blue ones (by eating the other ones).

Cake

Step 9: take sugar, butter, cream, and genuine Belgian white chocolate to make frosting.

Cake

Step 10: melt butter and chocolate 'au bain marie'. Add cream and sugar to complete the frosting.

Cake

Step 11: pour the frosting over the cake.

Cake

Step 12: put the blue m&m's on the cake. We used a piece of paper to get the eyes right.

Cake

Step 13: that's it! Happy birthday Drupal!

Comments

Andy Georges (not verified):

Well, I've more faith in her cooking skills than in yours, I must admit. So I guess the part you did was to filter the M&M's eh?

BTW, are you bringing a piece of this to work?

January 15, 2006
Boris Mann (not verified):

Yeah, this is an annoying comment to make here. I re-posted the photo to Bryght with congrats to Drupal, which I hope is OK. Need to indicate what license your photos here are under...

Happy Birthday, Drupal, and congrats to Karlijn for putting up with the "blue guy" for another year :P

January 15, 2006
Dries:

I added a license. Thanks Boris.

January 15, 2006
Karoly Negyesi (not verified):

I really hope you have more, more, more pictures of the cake.

January 15, 2006
Stephen (not verified):

All we have to do now is try and split it up between the whole Drupal community. I wonder if this is a start to an Drupal Bake-Off

January 15, 2006
Roland Tanglao (not verified):

yummy, i'm up for a drupal bakeoff :-) i know i'd lose to Boris but my chocolate zucchini cake could probably beat most of the Drupalers

January 15, 2006
Chris Garrett (not verified):

Not sure there will be enough cake to go around ;O) Here's to another 5 :O)

January 15, 2006
Dublin Drupaller (not verified):

nice one guys. That made me laugh out loud.

Be careful though..you know what they say about eating the same colour M&Ms!!

Cheers

Dub

January 15, 2006
Jeroen (not verified):

What do they say about eating the same colour M&Ms then?

January 16, 2006
Mark Shropshire (not verified):

That is the best use of blue m&m's I have ever seen :)

January 15, 2006
Dietrich (not verified):

Nice work. :D

Happy birthday Drupal!

January 16, 2006
Tina (not verified):

Step 8 is the best," filter out all the blue ones (by eating the other ones)."

January 16, 2006
underpressure (not verified):

I noticed you scorched the outside of the cake a bit and didn't melt the frosting thru hehehehe still looks great.

If i send you my address in Guyana, South America will you FedEx / DHL me a slice??? ;)

best CMS i ever used

Regards,
underpressure

January 16, 2006
Jeroen (not verified):

Seems like I'll be getting me some of that cake. It looks delicious. Great job Dries and Karlijn!

20:30. Deal? Deal.

January 16, 2006
Eric Dong (not verified):

I like the things you are doing.@:
Happy Birthday to Drupal!

The cake must taste too sweet by the way...

January 16, 2006
Steven Wittens (not verified):

That's okay. Drupal is, after all, totally sweet.

January 16, 2006
Kevin Schultz (not verified):

Yay :) :) :) Drupal cake. I am drooling.

January 19, 2006
Farsheed (not verified):

Can you put this up in the site recipes section of drupal.org?

January 20, 2006
Ruturaj K. Vartak (not verified):

That is one drupalicious cake ... yummy !!!
Wish I could have a piece of it.
Wonderful work.

January 31, 2006
Dolly (not verified):

Wonderful!
It's really pretty.I think it must be delicious......

May 5, 2006
Liza (not verified):

Next time you need help "filtering", I'm in! ;-)

August 6, 2006
bertboerland (not verified):

Though step 8 (eating the other colors) is fun, it can be shortcutted.

October 27, 2006
SEO Position (not verified):

Hi Dries, I missed posting this story a while back, but I wanted to wish Drupal many more "sweet" birthdays! We're on track to contribute more to Drupal this year (2007), so I'm glad to be a part of such a wonderful growing CMS community.

All the Best!
Brian

February 22, 2007

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