jQuery version per theme

Recently I came across something that feels like a bug in the jQuery Update module. The current version allows to specify a modern jQuery version to use for a site, which is awesome when you want to include modern user interface functionality using jQuery UI. Additionally the module allows to override the jQuery version that should be used, but only for admin pages (introduced after a rather long issue discussion).

Backup migrate restore fails silently

I just wanted to migrate a database from my dev server to my local environment (after having updated from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.9 the other day) and was surprised that the restore on my local machine silently failed. No error message, nothing. First I guessed that this had something to do with permissions in the file system. I checked and everything was fine. So where to look next?