When I was 20, my favorite quote was: "Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss" (Douglas Adams).

Today, I turn 30, and while I'm still new to this whole thirties thing, so far I continue to really like that quote: let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's continue to learn, and let's not take ourselves too serious.

With that in mind, let's end my twenties in style ...

Tah dries


Jeroen (not verified):

Happy birthday Dries. You rock. :)

November 19, 2008
Joshua Brauer (not verified):

Happy Birthday Dries and many happy returns...

November 19, 2008
DrupalHead (on… (not verified):

Happy Birthday! May you have many more happy and productive years. Please be well and keep safe always.

November 19, 2008
Valerie (not verified):

Happy birthday :)
It really is a fantastic quote!

November 19, 2008
grimgav (not verified):

Happy birthday =)
May u have all the universe luck =)

November 19, 2008
phdhiren (not verified):

May this birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with happy memories, wonderful moments and shining dreams.

Happy Birthday!!

November 19, 2008
Kenneth Hoste (not verified):

Congrats! One challenge: try to achieve as much in your thirties as you did in your twenties...

November 19, 2008
TUc (not verified):

Gelukkige verjaardag, Dries. See you soon.

November 19, 2008
ariyo132 (not verified):

Happy birthday, Dries!

Welcome to the 30's
Just like in the fairy tales: May you live happily ever after... :)

November 19, 2008
Geshan (not verified):

Happy Birthday Dries.

November 19, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Happy Birthday Dries. Keep on being not too serious!

November 19, 2008
Attiks (not verified):

Ne hele gelukkige verjaardag, op naar de 40 :p

November 19, 2008
tdee (not verified): this 30's picture...Happy Birthday


November 19, 2008
Kjetil (not verified):

Congrats! You don't look a day older than 25 :)

November 19, 2008
Archetoy (not verified):

happy birthday Dries!
You gave us life :) hope you enjoy your thirties, I just reached half way and it's still pretty fun :)
You can still throw yourself at the ground, and it's not the fall that hurts, it's the sudden stop @ the end.
Enjoy it mate!

November 19, 2008
Matt Farina (not verified):

Happy Birthday. We should all have a drink to 30 more.

November 19, 2008
matason (not verified):

Congratulations Dries, your photo would look perfect in the Flickr group "Me,right now" -

Have a great day and don't work too hard :)



November 19, 2008
Amy Stephen (not verified):

Happy Birthday, Dries!

November 19, 2008
Carl (not verified):

Happy Birthday Bro!!!!

Hope there's plenty more flying in your future :)

November 19, 2008
Ryan (not verified):

Hope you're having a great birthday! : )

November 19, 2008
Adam (not verified):

From Perú! Happy Birthday!

November 19, 2008
Gregg (not verified):

Happy Birthday from South Africa

November 19, 2008
Dave (not verified):

hey, happy birthday! just remember, if you check out women who are too much younger than you, then you are now considered 'creepy' ;)

November 19, 2008
Eva (not verified):

Happy birthday... and have a nice flight!

November 19, 2008
Hector Jarquin (not verified):

Happy Birthday! Welcome to the Club, enjoy the ride, Cheers!

November 19, 2008
develCuy (not verified):

In spanish: ¡Feliz Cumpleaños!
In quechua: Allinlla punchay!
In aymara: Suma Urupnaya Cchuru Uromankja!

Our best regards from Peruvian Drupal Community!

PD: You and your family are very welcome at Machupicchu :)

November 19, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Happy birthday Dries! First time posting, but follow your blog. Know you probably hear this every day but just gotta say it, Drupal is a great system, and your leadership is exemplary.

November 20, 2008
Zamir Gori (not verified):

Wish you a very very happy birthday Dries !
May you enjoy your life at its fullest and be as productive in future as you are now..:)

November 20, 2008
sun (not verified):

Boy, happy birthday!

~ Let's rock the future! ~



PS: The "new" quote is awesome!

November 20, 2008
Brajendra singh (not verified):

Hi Dries,
many-many happy day returns for you like today.

November 20, 2008
Nick (not verified):

Happy birthday! Keep up the awesome work!

November 20, 2008
yugin (not verified):

Happy Birthday from Russia!!!

November 20, 2008
Slave of Muham… (not verified):

Happy Birthday from Slaves of Muhammad(pbuh).

November 21, 2008
valeratal (not verified):

Happy birthday :)
Thanks 4 Drupal!

November 21, 2008
sadmin (not verified):

С днём рождения, Дрис!:)

November 21, 2008
vitich (not verified):

Happy birthday!
Greetings from Ukraine :)

November 21, 2008
Ivan from Russia (not verified):

My congrats, Dries!!! Thanx for Drupal! Regards!

November 21, 2008
svd (not verified):

Happy birthday, Dries. You have created a great thing. Successes to you in the future.
Greetings from Russia.

November 21, 2008
Itkovian (not verified):

Hopefully, it won't be all downhill from here ;-)

November 21, 2008
Dzmitry Paulenka (not verified):

Happy birthday to you, Dries!


November 21, 2008
Roland Tanglao (not verified):

Happy birthday old man :-)

November 21, 2008
Axel (not verified):

С днём рождения, Dries! :) Productive and creative thirties for you! Congratulations from Russia!

November 21, 2008
Zga (not verified):

Hi, Dries!
Best wishes and strong health! Thanks for Drupal from Russia and Uzbekistan.

November 22, 2008
VladSavitsky (not verified):

Better late than newer.

Happy birthday!
Greating from Ukraine.
God bless you and your family. Do good and you will win.

November 22, 2008
kleorn (not verified):

Happy birthday to you (from Russia too, heh)! Let next 30 be even more cool :)

November 22, 2008
Washington (not verified):

Happy birthday from Kazakhstan!!! )))

November 25, 2008
Patolog (not verified):

Happy birthday! :) Thank you for Drupal. :)

November 28, 2008
Anonymous (not verified):

Happy B-day, man... and thirty seems so old...

Greetings from Indiana...


December 01, 2008
VladR (not verified):

Happy birthday ! Thanks for Drupal from Russia !

December 05, 2008
Equ (not verified):

Kinda late, but congrads! And thanx alot for Drupal!

February 02, 2009