naming

Al as in Alvin

“Hi, I’m Al.”

“L?”

“Um, no, Al. A-L. As in Alvin.”

“Oh, we thought maybe you meant, EL. E-L. As in, Elvis.”

~ a conversation with two girls from Mississippi many years ago

Things related to being named Alvin Alexander

One thing about being named Alvin Alexander is that I’ve been called Al, Alvin, Alex, and Alexander by various people lately. I don’t mind any of them, but I laugh at Alex because I used that as a fake name when I traveled to Alaska in 2007 and 2010. (I was also known as Ken in Alaska.)

One thing about specifically being named Alvin is that when people are happy with me they call me Al, and when they’re unhappy they tend to yell, “Alvin!” I don’t know if that’s just a chipmunk thing or if everyone with a multi-syllable first name goes through it, but I’ve noticed that as well.

What are the Drupal 8 Twig template front page file-naming conventions?

Drupal FAQ: What are the Twig template file naming conventions for Drupal 8? Specifically, how do I need to name a template file so it will be used for the front page of my website?

In short, the Drupal 8 Twig “HTML” template file has this name:

html.html.twig

and if you want to create a custom HTML front page template, use this name:

html--front.html.twig

The same goes for “page” and “node” files, where the default page template file has this name:

Six questions healthy organizations ask

I was wondering what had become of the Typesafe renaming process. Earlier they had stated that the name change would be announced on October 5th, but that day came and went without a peep. As I google’d to see what happened to that, I was led to this Inc.com article, which a Typesafe blog post referenced. I can’t say that I agree with it, but it’s food for thought.