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:
Step 1: buy the ingredients.
Step 2: bake a regular cake. It should be round because this will become Druplicon's face ...
Step 3: flatten the cake by cutting off the top.
Step 4: take off the top.
Step 5: create Druplicon-hair out of the top (you know, the thingy that sticks out of his head).
Step 6: put the cake and the hair together.
Step 7: unpack the m&m's. You'll want lots of those ...
Step 8: filter out all the blue ones (by eating the other ones).
Step 9: take sugar, butter, cream, and genuine Belgian white chocolate to make frosting.
Step 10: melt butter and chocolate 'au bain marie'. Add cream and sugar to complete the frosting.
Step 11: pour the frosting over the cake.
Step 12: put the blue m&m's on the cake. We used a piece of paper to get the eyes right.
Step 13: that's it! Happy birthday Drupal!